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Dragons and Cabinets
Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 from Tampa, Florida
Posted: Apr 29, 2007 | 368 words | 2 Comments
While in college I always had a hard time deciding what to study. I had no clue, I still have no clue. I always thought they should have a generic degree where you have to take every introduction class at the university. How great would that be! Rather than knowing a lot about one thing I’ve always focused on knowing a little about a lot of things. Well, eventually MSU sent me a letter saying I hard to choose a major. Bummer. I wasn’t ready to stop taking introductory classes. However, it seems that much of my trip is about learning a little about a lot. Every week is a new subject, sometimes everyday. This time it’s dragon boat racing and installing kitchen cabinets.
It worked out well to be in Tampa for the annual dragon boat racing at the Asian festival. After a nice little tour of downtown Tampa, Jason and I found a spot along the river to watch the boat races. There are 22 people to a boat, 20 people rowing, one person drumming, and one person steering. Of course throughout the area there were several people dresses in traditional Asian styles. It’s a great little festival. Time to start a dragon boat racing team on the Red Cedar River back at MSU.
Destination number two for the day was heading to Jason’s boss’ home. We walked into a garage that was packed full of boxes, boxes and boxes of cabinets. Then we walked into the empty kitchen where they all needed to go. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. What a great lesson! That lesson as Jason joked is to, “keep renting.” It was a difficult chore, finding studs, keeping all the cabinets even, flush, and spaced where they’re supposed to on the wall. Oh by the way, these were all the hanging cabinets we worked on. The hardest part about that, keeping them all level! It’s rewarding work to do something like that in your own home, knowing that something you installed yourself will be there for years and years to come. After some hard work we enjoyed a few Red Stripes, Cheez-Its and great conversation with Mark and Audrey.
Comment by Jeanna
From Nebraska City, NE
You're HIRED when I'm ready to remodel the kitchen next winter - a room in exchange for the assistance in hanging the cabinets - I JUST might have gotten my hands on a set of antique ones from the late 1800's - am sure they're not square or flush!
Comment by Megan
From Fowlerville, MI
Red Stripe? Most excellent choice, probably the best beer ever.