Several weeks ago, Scott and I were at Lowes. Looking at all the lovely tiles and new sinks, I was suddenly overcome with a wave of despondency about the shabby state of our kitchen. Scott asked me if there was anything we could do to in the immediate future to make it somewhat better. Through my melancholy I said, “well, I’ve always wanted under-cabinet lights.” And so we came home with two sets. Immediately my outlook brightened.