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By Janeese Jackson | Broker in Portland, OR

"Oh, the Humanity". More Remodeling "Tales of Woe" from the N Mississippi area/Portland Duplex Remodel!


Arno Sluismans - Songs of Woe

I am happy to report that I have no sordid tales of murder or general mayhem visited on any IKEA employees or patrons but you may have heard some loud "wailing and gnashing of teeth" at the end of last week as my partner and I continued our quest to finish yet another duplex remodel.  The kitchens had been completed "gutted"  and one side of the duplex has (after enlisting the help of my partner's 20-year old son) a brand new kitchen.

kitchen #1 almost complete in N Mississippi area duplex remodel kitchen #1 almost complete in N Mississippi area duplex remodel
this goes where? this goes where?
new duplex kitchen starts as a million puzzle pieces new duplex kitchen starts as a million puzzle pieces

So, after visiting IKEA and ordering our 2nd kitchen (this should be easy right???  We've already completed one?).  We quickly have our helper work his magic and somehow unravel the amazing number of parts and once again construct cabinets out of the rubble.  Anyway, as the myriad of tiny parts became recognizable shapes, we realized that for some reason this particular configuration did not fit the 2nd kitchen.  HELP!!!

It's these type set-backs that "try mens'/womens' souls".  But, what are you going to do?  On our last summer's duplex remodel, it was a "tagging" that set us back.  So, we proceeded to deconstruct the kitchen, box it up and head back to IKEA.  I have to say the helpful kitchen designers were very patient and assured us they had no knowledge of anyone every dying (or killing each other) trying to put together an IKEA kitchen.  I do believe we will eventually have that 2nd kitchen....really, I do!  Our goal is to have the first unit ready to show by the end of this week (I believe I said that a week ago??).  Oh well, at least there's progress!!!  :-)

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