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2014.10.28

October 28, 2014

I had a birthday last week.  Not a ‘big’ one or anything, just another year in the books.

The four of us had a small cake on the day itself, and the extended family came over on Friday for a larger dinner and cake.

Saturday night Larry and I went out to dinner – ALONE.  We were trying to remember the last time we had a date NIGHT, not a date afternoon…no clue.  Maybe last anniversary?

Anyway, it was lovely.

Then on Sunday we got down to business in the kitchen; we’re beginning a renovation.

It’s been nine years plus, so we have a good idea of what we want.  New cabinets, counters, and floor, definitely.  Changing the pantry into a combination laundry closet-pantry, yes please.  And adding a half-bathroom is an absolute must, although that requires moving the back door.

We picked out the cabinets and counters a week ago, and will place the official order tomorrow.  The contractor just left, measurements for doors and windows in-hand.  He tells me it will happen in phases, with Phase 1 being the back section of the kitchen.

So for the first time in nine years plus, we cleared everything off the pantry shelves, and then cleared out the pantry shelves.

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Then we cleared out all the cubbies in the back hall, future site of the downstairs bathroom.

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In its current location the back door opens to a landing on the side of the house, with one set of steps leading to the street and the other leading to the backyard; it is inefficient at best.  The new back door will open directly into the yard, in a wall between these two sections of back kitchen that until recently was the home of our microwave cart.

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(that wallpaper was only exposed today; it was covered by panelling until about 3 this afternoon).

So, you can expect to see renovation photos over the next several weeks.  I’m hoping this will all be finished by Christmas.  But we’ll see…

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One Comment leave one →
  1. October 31, 2014 2:34 pm

    Nice! Congratulations. You’re going to be so happy!!!

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