Most of my cotton stash, some very nice stuff has gone. Emptied by garbage men this morning. Yesterday I had a delivery bought online from Woolies. I've been glad of online shopping since I broke toe and have been sick for three weeks now. I'm glad to say that I think that's behind me now.
I also get a box of fruit and vegetables taken straight into my kitchen, another online purchase. It reminds me of the grocer delivering to mum when I was young. No online ordering then, though.
So I unpacked it all straight away and put it into my pantry/store room. I opened the door to that room late in the afternoon to get some ingredient for dinner. There was a strange smell in there, a bit like Worcestershire sauce. I checked all my sauces and condiments which sit in a tray with an edge all round. Nothing there. Picked up a few packets that I had put there in the morning. Nothing. Then I heard a couple of drips.
There had been a bottle of raspberry vinegar with a looseish lid that had survived two house moves. Somehow it had been knocked over and the vinegar was slowly dripping down through the shelving. On the floor under the shelves was a plastic tote, open, as the lid had broken. It had a great pile of cotton in it and my possum/merino wool. Most of the cotton was soaked, it must have been dripping for a while. Some of the possum was wet. I pulled it all out and decided to throw any thing affected. I don't think I would have got it clean and washing would have been difficult. So out it went. There was about a cup of raspberry vinegar on the bottom of the tote as well. A couple of small pieces of cross stitch were also soak, so they went out too. What a waste.
The drawers here look OK but are falling apart inside and need new bases.
I called in at a kitchen place near here today. I liked a lot of what they have but the woman was reluctant to tell me unit prices. Their kitchens start at $10,000, she said. I want to have something I like that is well planned and useful. I don't want shoddy stuff but neither am i going to pay enormous amounts for it. One possibility is getting someone to replace the doors with something more to my liking and fixing the coupe of major problems with the cupboards.
I'm thinking of some glass shelving down the all on this left hand side for cups etc. I don't want cupboards as it would close in the area too much. I need to do something with the lighting. At the moment the light has been placed in ceiling in middle of the space. That means that I cast a shadow and work in that shadow, no matter what bench I am at. Floor tiling is fine and I would really like a glass splashback. The bench is OK but I would not have chosen it. It's in good condition.