We’ve had a change of plan on the Kitchen Design Plan. I know I said I was going to do the stencil backsplash, but I wasn’t sold on it. If there’s one design lesson I’ve learned the hard way, it’s this:
Don’t do it if you don’t love it 125% when you do it. If you don’t love it up front, there’s no chance than you’ll love it in 3 years.
So, instead, I found this tile at Home Depot for only $5/sq. ft.:
Yes. that’s a bathroom and not a kitchen, but you get the idea. I always like to look at tile in a larger display before committing.
So, onto our interesting week… John was off work this week and next and the plan was for him to install cut, stain, seal and install the butcherblock this week during his time off. It worked well since I would be out of the house at work for most of the day and preggo ladies really shouldn’t be around stain or sealer.
So Monday morning, John get up and makes the first cut, the boards shift and one of the 100 lb countertops falls directly onto his big toe. Crush is not the right word for it… the doctor called it an “explosion injury” and that’s as gruesome as I’ll get.
For the record, John calls me from the ER and says:
I’m in the hospital because I NICKED my toe.NICKED??? Most people don’t go to the hospital, if they nick their toe.
So, John had surgery yesterday to repair it, which went really well. The toe should heal normally, though he’ll probably never have a toenail again.
Needless to say, the countertops are not being installed this week and probably not next week. The project is on hold until John can walk. A general safety guideline is not to use power tools while you’re on significant pain medication.
Thankfully, he’ll be ok, but the bone is broken and that’ll take a few weeks to heal. Praise the Lord that it wasn’t worse and that he didn’t lose the toe. We’d appreciate your prayers for a fast recovery.