The Cross House
Have you ever had a day when you feel like you are standing at the edge of a cliff, and might fall off?
Well, I had such a day.
You see, today I was confronted with a situation involving a titanic battle between Good Ross and Evil Ross.
Good Ross wanted to do the right thing. Evil Ross wanted to do whatever was necessary to accomplish X goal. And the goal was INCREDIBLY alluring and intoxicating. INCREDIBLY. INCREDIBLY!!!!!!!!!!!! To Evil Ross, nothing mattered (not the truth or decency or fairness) but the objective.
And the objective was considerable.
It was all rather breathless, for, which Ross would win? Good or Evil?
Good???????? Or Evil?????????
Previously, I posted this image:
The image represents sorta kinda maybe likely what the 1921 kitchen of the carriage house looked like. The sink in the image is cast-iron, and with an enameled white finish. As I previously wrote, I would KILL for such a sink. KILL.
As I also previously wrote, I am attempting to tie in various disparate components to create a wholly new kitchen on a $1.98 budget, but with the end effect intended to look appropriate to the carriage house, and — but of course, dahlin’ — look fabulous, too.
And, oh, the end effect involves the color green.
BACK TO TODAY
Today, I visited a neighbor. I will call my neighbor…Jane.
When we walked into Jane’s kitchen I gasped. For, before me, was THE SINK. The sink as shown in the above image. But, but, but, the sink was (drum roll, please) green. Yes, green! Friggin’ green!!!!!!!! GREEN!!!!!!!! GREEN!!!!!!!!
This is when Evil Ross suddenly rose from some dark unexpected place deep within my soul. And Evil Ross LUSTED after the green sink. Evil Ross was foaming at the mouth. Evil Ross was bug-eyed at the vision of the green sink in the carriage house. And Evil Ross could only think one thing: MUST…HAVE…GREEN…SINK.
Good Ross however was appalled at such lust. Good Ross knew that the sink was original to the late 1930s kitchen of Jane’s home, and also knew without question that the sink should remain in place.
And Good Ross spoke: “OMG! I so LOVE LOVE LOVE your sink!” [Note how Good Ross did not indicate wanting the sink. How did he managed such a feat?]
Jane replied: “You do? Funny, but you are the only person who likes the sink besides me.”
Good Ross replied: “What? That is incredible! How can people not see how stunning/amazing/incredible the sink is??????” [Note how Good Ross still did not indicate wanting the sink. Incredible! Evil Ross wanted to squash Good Ross. Stupid stupid Good Ross!]
Jane shrugged. Then she indicated, ever-so-slightly, like a wisp of indication, that she might actually tear out the green cast-iron sink.
This was the moment when Evil Ross became all powerful. It was a terrifying moment, and surely a force recorded on a seismic scale. How could Good Ross withstand such a power? For, all Evil Ross could think was: MUST GET GREEN SINK! MUST GET! THE SINK IS GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I felt dizzy. Good Ross thought the green sink should remain in place. Of course. But Evil Ross WANTED THE SINK.
Evil Ross was desperate to say: “Jane, I think you are right. While I understand that you like the sink, you really have to think of resale value. I also don’t think the sink complies with current building codes. And wouldn’t you be happier with a more modern sink?”
While Evil Ross wanted to say such words (all lies), he nonetheless heard the following being verbally expressed by the damned Good Ross, and Evil Ross could not believe his ears: “Jane, while you know how I would KILL for your sink, if you love it, you should keep it. Forget what everybody else thinks!”
Evil Ross cursed cursed cursed Good Ross. But Jane could not hear such profanity.
Good Ross smiled (as he is wont to do), and departed, all the while Evil Ross wanted to smack Good Ross upside the head. Damn fool!
Jane has great taste, and is an old house aficionado.
She will keep the green sink.
The reaction from Good Ross? Whoee!!!!!!!!
The reaction from Evil Ross? Must somehow steal sink.