Wednesday, December 07, 2005

We're Getting New Cabinets!

We live in an apartment, so anytime we have a maintenance need, we just leave a note with our apartment manager, and within a few days, the maintenance guy shows up to fix it. Well, the last time he came by, we asked what we'd have to do to get our cabinets refaced. He said to write a letter to the manager explaining what we'd like to have done and why, and she would pass it on to the property manager. Long story short, Mr. Property Manager came by today to inspect our cabinets.

I thought we'd have to do some persuading. After all, we don't own the place, and anything we ask to have done comes out of the property's budget. So I was all ready to show him the things that were wrong with the cabinets: missing trim, chipped and cracked trim, holes filled with epoxy, contact paper covering them. They just look bad. I'd seen other kitchens in our row that had new-looking cabinets in them, and wondered how the management handled those cosmetic changes. My first guess was that they waited till one tenant moved out and made those changes before another moved in. We know they cleaned the carpets and painted the walls of our unit before we moved in. I also know that we have no plans to move anytime soon, because this place is comparatively affordable, big enough for us and for church gatherings, quiet, and overall in very good repair.

Anyway, to get back to the property manager's visit today . . . he walked in, opened two cabinet doors, and said, "Yep, yep; I can see you need new ones!" That was IT!!! I was showing him things all over the kitchen, but he said he could see just from glancing around that it was a legitimate request. The cabinet guys will come in and paint the actual cabinets first, then they'll measure and install new white cabinet doors. I'm just not used to this at all! LOL We're used to having to save up to make home repairs! I'm praising the Lord today for the provision of reasonable landlords who are willing to keep the tenants happy! And by the way, we do our best to keep the landlords happy too! It really works out quite well!

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