And by cooking, I don't mean actually cooking. I mean things are moving along in the kitchen. The oven is still in plastic in the piano room. And the sink, faucet, and microwave are still in boxes by the front door.
However, the floor is in, the walls are painted, and the cabinets came today!!!
I'm so excited I think I may abandon Hubby and sleep in the kitchen with the cabinets tonight.
As I've said before, I make decisions very quickly. Thirty minutes to choose the cabinets, floor, and counter top. As the time gets closer to installation, I get more and more concerned that nothing will go together and I made a horrible, expensive, unchangeable mistake.
Let's just say I've been rather anxious for about two weeks now.
No more, my friends!
Was that mean? Tell me about it. I was all excited to see the floor, and they had completely covered it in paper. And the cabinets were in boxes.
Have no fear, there are bits showing for me to give you a hint as to what the final room will look like.
I really wish I had my good camera to take these photos. Unfortunately, it has gone one strike and won't take any. While it gets its much needed tune-up, I have to resort to my camera.
Keep in mind that these aren't the true colors. The sun was setting, so no natural light.
The island drawers:
The kitchen floor:
The mudroom floor:
Vinyl has come a long way, people.
The trim and wall color:
It really isn't sunshine yellow. It is called Harvest Gold.
And a view of the room that will change my life:
The mudroom with a whole bunch of kitchen cabinets in it.
Holy Storage, Batman!
They will be able to template the counter on Friday, which puts us at a completed kitchen on December 21.
We are leaving for Ohio on the 22nd.
Crud and double crud.
No Christmas baking for us this year.
And really, not many Christmas decorations at all.
We usually have a huge, beautiful, 12-foot tree in the piano room.
With the kitchen stuff taking over that room, no big tree this year.
We hardly have room for a Charlie Brown tree anywhere in the house.
And even if we did, the last thing I want to do is pull out the Christmas decorations and add even more stuff to our horribly cluttered lives right now. The clutter is wearing me out.
Plus, we've had so many dentist appointments and gatherings and errands to run and basketball practices and games, and volleyball tryouts that dinner, which is hard enough to get together, is made nearly impossible. I have said, "Find something to eat," way too many times to count.
I just keep saying, "It will be worth it. It will be worth it."
Because, oh my word, it will be.
Have a lovely day!