For the first time in my collegiate career I’m a straight A student. Feels pretty good, I have to admit. Too bad all the C’s, D’s, and F’s on my transcript are still there. That blight will never vanish. I was such a foolish, foolish little man.
What is done can’t be undone so I guess I’ll move forward. Two weeks until Summer I kicks off, and with it the last class I will ever have to take. I had to take out another emergency loan to cover my tuition, but that’s only a very short-term loan. As in 45 days to repay.
My $500 scholarship has been posted, so yay! Maybe if I can come up with the other portion of my tuition I can just cancel the loan and not worry about the interest. Of course I still have to pay back my student loans, all $5500, but that’s not a huge amount. A real job, however, would be nice, and necessary.
But changing the subject to something completely different, I’m heading over to my brother’s shop to help finish my mother’s kitchen cabinets. If you’ve been following me for a while – and why haven’t you? – you will know about the major remodel we have been undertaking for the past year.
So we are now working on the kitchen. We’ve priced pre-fabricated cabinets at Lowe’s, had a friend quote us a price on custom-made cabinetry, but in the end we decided to build our own. Yeah, that’s always a great plan. Especially since we’ve never done so before.
I have to say, however, that my brothers have done a fantastic job so far. It’s just slow going since we’re figuring it out as we go. Right now most of the base cabinets are built, minus the face and doors. All we lack is two corner cabinets. Once we figure our how to do them, we’ll cut out the pieces, assemble, and wait for the glue to dry. Then we’ll start on the face. Next, wall cabinets.
Yes, it would have been easier to buy prefab from somewhere else, but this way we are using quality material, not cheap, flimsy particle board; we can ensure that the cabinets are tailored for the kitchen, and it gives us an excuse to buy tools and risk dismemberment. It’s a win-win!
In conclusion, straight A’s self-congratulating, received scholarship bragging, pathetically begging in a subtle fashion for more financing for my tuition, and building cabinets. Just for fun, try counting the number of times I said cabinets and report back to me. Have a great day and weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday!