Called a contractor today about getting the kitchen redone.
Because I heard somewhere (read: from anyone who has ever owned, used, or walked into a kitchen) that renovating one takes awhile. I thought it was going to be like a reality show, where the crew comes in and then two days later I walk in with a blindfold over my eyes, take it off and burst into tears about how I got a beautiful new kitchen for free. But apparently, that is not the case.
The good news is, the process is officially started. Sadly, I hear I will also have to put a bunch of money where my mouth is. It will be worth it, to have counter space and non-melamine cabinets.