Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kitchen Update: Some Cabinets are Up!

We're still trippin' over cords and dodging odd things sitting everywhere. But we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak!

The doggies are VERY irritated by our work in the main room of the house. Of course, their food and water dishes were in the kitchen. So, since those have been moved, their whole world has been turned upside down! They are underfoot most of the time, checking out the drill, barking at the shop vac...generally amusing themselves any way they can. So I know they will be so happy when everything is all done.

Here the mini-daschund is napping in the sun...he can't stand not being able to SIT WITH someone....

Duke has developed a fascination with the water pipes that are sticking up out of the floor...and watches them and barks at them. Don't ask me why....I just cannot wait until they are hidden beneath a cabinet so he can turn his attention to something else!

This morning, Lem and our oldest son Mark started hauling all of the cabinets from the pole barn where they've been stored and into the house. There were so many we couldn't fit them all in! So we started scootin' them around, figuring out where they all went. We finally got it all figured out...and then they started placing them around the room and then started by hanging the upper cabinets.

So tonight, before my sister Anne popped in for a visit, we had almost all the upper cabinets mounted and tomorrow the work on the plumbing for the dishwasher and icemaker starts and when that's all finished then the lower cabinets will be set into place and mounted. But in between, we are going to attend a benefit dinner for one of my friend's grandson: I've been looking forward to that.

It will be a busy day but we're going to try to get as many of the items checked off the list before the ceiling has to be done. Monday is our last day to work on this before he goes back to work Tuesday morning. I am so proud of him and all he's done in one week. More than likely, the drywall will be finished in the evenings and on days off, but the main part of the remodel was finished in a week. It's amazing and I am so thankful.

This morning, the man who will put the knock-down finish on the ceiling came by to give us an estimate and he's coming either Monday morning or Tuesday morning. I'm crossing my fingers for Tuesday so we can get the other end of the kitchen done Monday; there's a big huge pantry and a desk area to put in, and then we can clean up.

I. Am. Tired.
But, I know HE is EXTRA TIRED.
I love that hard-workin' man.


Sue said...

Wow, you guys are really moving along on this project. I'm impressed. My kitchen took forever to get completed. Lucky lucky you!
Do you have a special dinner planned for the first cooking session in the new kitchen?

Carol Murdock said...

Looking good Joni!

blushing rose said...

... almost there, Joni. Very nice. TTFN ~Marydon

Donna said...

WOW, it is really starting to shape up! LOL, love the stories about the pooches.

Mary said...

I'm so happy for you that you're getting your kitchen done. KUTGW (keep up the good work). LOVE the lighting fixtures, too!