Friday, February 22, 2013

Kitchen Update

It has been a very busy week as you can see. The cupboards are hung and the new kitchen is starting to take shape. This is a very exciting time for the Rev and me. Counters go in next week and I'm hoping the appliances will be placed by next weekend. I can't believe how much different this room looks. And also how it opens up the dining room. It really is amazing.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Can they really dump wrestling from the Olympics?

I can't believe that one of the original sports of the Olympics - one of the most ancient of all sports will be dropped from the Olympics. Wrestling.
Yet they want to add wakeboarding. Wakeboarding??? My spellchecker doesn't even recognize that word.

Wrestling grapples for its Olympic future (via AFP)
Wrestling, an Olympic sport since the first Games in ancient Greece, looks set to be dropped for the 2020 edition, after the International Olympic Committee voted on Tuesday to remove it from the programme. The decision, taken by the 15 members of the IOC executive board, has yet to be ratified by…

Friday, February 08, 2013

Kitchen Remodel days 3 & 4

Nothing fun to show in pictures but a lot of work being done. The plumber was in yesterday to move the sink location and today the electricians are in getting all of the wiring placed. A side benefit of the electricians working in this area is that I will finally get the chandelier in the dining room moved. It has never been centered over our table and has always bothered me. Since they are going to be in the ceiling for the kitchen any way, going over a few feet for the dining area is an easy task.

Next week will be exciting. The cabinets will be going in. I can't wait to see what that looks like.

Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Kitchen Remodel day 2

It is the end of day #2 and this is what I came home to. Now the wall is gone and the room is open to the dining area. I have hated that wall since the day we moved in 30 years ago. Yes, I'm glad it is gone.

I see they have also repaired the part of the flooring that had developed a soft spot. I think it is amazing that we didn't have to replace more of it.

They will be back tomorrow morning. I can't wait to see what I find tomorrow night.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Kitchen Remodel has begun

We started our kitchen remodel today. The Rev and I have wanted to do this for a long time and now the time has come. Carol and Christy and I cleaned out the cupboards and prepared the room last night getting ready for the start today. Here are the before pictures.

Brandon and Daryl arrived at 8 AM this morning to get started and by noon this is what we had.
This looks like a good start to me. By the end of the day it should look even uglier. This getting exciting.

I should probably set the stage a bit. We have been working with Brandon and Daryl from Ideal Construction on getting this project done. They are the guys that did our basement remodel a couple of years ago so I have trust their judgement and direction. Brandon suggested we contact Jeri Duenow at the Ar-Jay Center for the cabinets. So off went to see Jeri. She did a great job of designing our new kitchen and getting the cabinets made. Now it is time to get to work on making this new room a reality. We will see how it goes.