@JMick How do you start to live again? how long does it take?
Care to add some more detail or context to this question? Not entirely sure of what you are asking. Given your previous postings I’m not sure if a serious reply is warranted, but I’m prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt.
We moved into our place 24 years ago on the 16th of next month. SWMBO looked at me and said “I hate orange Formica, this kitchen has to go, It’s 12 years old anyway”.
Well you know how it goes, there’s always something else to do. I just reckon it’s incredible how long Formica bench tops last.