16 June 2008

kitchen update

I was going to complain to you all about how hard this is, but then we had a lesson yesterday about opposition and I decided to try to be a little more grateful and a lot less whiny about it. Like grateful that we're saving tons of money by doing it slowly (because everyone helping us has a day job and can only get over here after that.)


So now we're in the middle of mudding. Not actually us, but some guys who only speak Spanish (who are very nice). Hopefully that's done by Tuesday and then we can start on the floors. I'm not exactly sure how long that will take, but then it will be time to hang the cabinets, then get the counter top guys out for measuring and then we'll wait for 2 weeks for those to get installed. After that we'll have tile to do (which I'm planning on doing). Electrical and most of the plumbing is done (including a new gas line for the new gas stove - yay!) I'm also still working on the windows, which are now stripped and puttied and ready to paint.

The worst part about no kitchen is no sink. It's really hard to wash everything in the bathroom sink or tub. So I'm just using paper whenever I can and avoiding getting anything else dirty, which means eating out quite a bit. It's pretty nice to have Indian food for 3 days in a row! Dan also took a lot of the extra clutter downstairs yesterday, which helped a lot.
Here is the door that we closed in (so that we can have a pantry cupboard!)

7 comments:

Andrew said...

wow leigh it looks like you are having way too much fun! I'm so jealous haha...good idea with closing that doorway to make a pantry!

sara said...

Ooh it will be so fun to see the finished product! Having no sink must be the worst. I had no sink for a few days when my new counters were installed and we weren't allowed to put on the new fixtures until everything was dry. So I guess I had a sink but no faucet. Hassle! But all the take-out must be nice :)

Jamie said...

Good job looking on the bright side of the whole mess. Its going to look so great when its all over with.

Angela said...

So When are you coming to dinner again? Ha Ha

Angela said...

I ment that in a nice way the Ha Ha I dont thinks it looks like it in the comment though. It is fun haveing your family to dinner with us.

ginny said...

Keep the updates coming. My sister did a total gutting and remodeling of her house, including the kitchen. The results are well worth it because you got to pick everything yourself and because you worked hard for it. Can't wait to see the end result.

Anonymous said...

nice article!