The plumbing situation has been frustrating, but work is happening and we no longer have a four inch drain running down the kitchen wall.
This is how our kitchen renovation is going.
We have an unusable, dirty room! I mean our kitchen is demolished and we’ve gotten some new drywall up and electric sorted out.
We’re still waiting on the plumbers to show so we can get rolling on installing cabinets and flooring.
This weekend we’ll finish off IKEA-palooza and report on the damaged upper cabinet. Thankfully, it wasn’t a lower cabinet which would of set back our countertops till the presidential primaries.
We’re still getting work done on the kitchen. It’s just. It’s just that now we are replumbing the whole house.
The benefits: moving this big pipe going down the kitchen wall and not cutting cabinets, water pressure, no more galvanized pipes.
The drawbacks: money and delays.
Everyone seems to have the same queue card and tells us “If you’re gonna do it, now’s the time.” Sigh. So, we are doing it.
Tomorrow the plumbers come and we’ll see what the game plan is. If you still feel like your life is empty because you haven’t assembled some IKEA cabinets, send me a message and we’ll fill that void.
Today we installed new lighting and did a little more demolition. Also, had a plumber out to give an estimate.
Finally, a tooth! After almost 11 months and countless misinterpretations of events we thought had to be teething, S— has a tooth coming in.
We started the remodel today. R— and some friends assembled cabinets while I helped remove the upper cabinets.
We just got back from vacation, and while it was fun, it was also tiring.
- Things S— can say: Mama, Dada, Dog, Baby, Book, Ball, Hi, and Bye.
- Crawling is so last month. Now, she’s climbing stairs!
- Dancing to music. Two favorites include “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross and “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley. Videos are below.
- Waving hello and goodbye.
- Expressing her disapproval when R— or I leave the room.
- Helping put away toys.
- Deciphering the meaning of Goodnight Moon. Just who is Nobody?
Any bets on if she’ll be walking by her birthday?
The countdown is ticking toward vacation. My reading list includes: Moby Dick (currently reading), Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, The Martian, The Buried Giant, and Lila (though I doubt I’ll get to it).
What’s on your list?