The electrician continued with installs and updating; more cabinets were installed and the crown molding backing has begun. We moved up to the 16” ventilation fan and it feels like a whole house fan! The fan is definitely doing its job and pumping the dust, etc out of the house. This fan is so powerful that it is sucking in some of the plastic of the barricades! The gas company came out today to look at installing a new gas line for the cook top. The install should be happening next week. We have the template for the granite happening next Friday (17th). They usually install one week after template but unfortunately we will have to move them later because we are taking a quick trip to Miami to see Rebecca and family. We have priorities over here! Family First!!
Unfortunately (seems I have been using this word a lot recently….), another issue comes up at the end of the work day. It seems that one of our interior walls has a bad bow in it. This issue creates problems for the cabinet install, granite install, backsplash install that are along that major wall…ugh ugh ugh! So, we will sleep on it and address the problem in the morning and resolve it. I just know it will involve $$ and headache but I am that “march onward” person and say accept the problem and resolve it to the best of your ability. Whining and complaining are not my thing!
I cooked in tonight. It went well. Toaster oven did well on the meat. The toaster oven reminds me of an easy bake oven as a kid…hahaha! I even have the “right sized” sheets/pans/etc to fit it! The microwave worked fine for the sweet potatoes and veggies. Clean up was easy- I have a dish pan to wash in then a small sink to rinse in and a dish drainer to let the clean dishes in. Reminds of long time ago before I had a dishwasher….yeah, I will never be without a dishwasher unless I am camping! Aren’t we all so spoiled…!
Things are really starting to take shape. The entire bank of cabinets that contain the pantry, wall ovens, and fridge are all installed. Then on the other side of the room all the wall cabinets are installed. The electrician has been buzzing around staying ahead of us with outlets and lighting circuits, and Brett has begun the 3-layer crown molding trim. The wood floor sanders are scheduled today at noon so whatever base cabinets we don’t finish installing will just have to be moved out of the way – floor sanding takes highest priority today. We had been using an 8” dust extraction system and upgraded yesterday to a 16” exhaust in anticipation of the dust that will be generated by the floor sanders. All small children and pets must be tethered down to not be sucked into the extraction machine!
I know my advice to clients is to go out to eat every night but since Wendy put so much effort into setting up a temporary kitchen, and her willingness to try to cook – we ate at home last night. It was as fantastic as ever. Fresh pork chops from Tender Crop, sweet potatoes, and green beans. A culinary delight cooked on a hot plate, a toaster, and a microwave – awesome.