Thursday, April 8, 2010

The inevitable standstill

So, here we are at the inevitable standstill with the kitchen redo. Now we wait. And wait. And wait. Right now we are waiting for the granite to be cut, after finally having decided on a piece. And then undecided. And then decided again. Arrgh. I know every stone place along the East Coast now. And believe me, the granite is pretty ubiquitous. It's not like we've chosen something so out of the ordinary. At any rate, now we wait.

Interestingly enough, the same pattern is emerging in my work life. Fast and furious, in tandem with the kitchen stuff. So much so that I barely had a chance to notice the cabinets were installed and the floor was put down. "Yeah, yeah, do whatever. Can't you see I'm on a conference call?" The poor work crew. I haven't even offered them so much as a cup of coffee, I've been so overwhelmed with my work. Then again, I don't have a kitchen, so don't I have an excuse not to supply them with food and beverages? Hmmm, maybe that's why they've disappeared.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

And once again, the dust!

We are moving through the kitchen renovation process. It seemed quick and now it has slowed. The worst day was when they sanded and poly'd the floors. It seems I am never in the right place for whatever the crew is doing. I decided to use my basement office before I thought it through, forgetting that the kitchen floor was above my head. I almost asphixiated myself!! By the next day all was fine. Things are starting to shape up. The cabinets are in, the floor is done, and now we are waiting for the countertops and appliances. Living without a kitchen isn't too bad as we hardly ever cook. The most difficult part is living without water on the first floor. A lot of plastic and paper to get us through the next few weeks.....and the old TV dinners and take out!!