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Old 07-07-2009, 11:45 AM   #11
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Janet, I totally feel for you. But it will be so nice when you are done. Two weeks may seem like a long time but it will be gone before you know it and you will never look back!

Can't wait for the after photos!
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:45 PM   #12
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You might try using your crock-pot, too. A couple of summers ago, it was so hot here the mere thought of heating up the kitchen made me crazy. Amazingly, for the entire month of June I cooked all our evening meals in the crock-pot. Solved my kitchen heat problem and we had a great variety of entrees. I even baked a small cake in the crock-pot for dessert.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:48 PM   #13
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I actually don't own a crock pot.... Maybe once the reno is over I'll become inspired.

Todays breakfast:

Croissant
Microwave scrambled eggs improved with a chunk of chevre
Rainier cherries - in season and local
2 cups of coffee
1 oreo (ok - 2 Oreo's)
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:06 PM   #14
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At least nothing was grilled! LOL
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:07 PM   #15
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Oh Janet!!! I feel for ya'!!! You'll be a pro with microwave breakfast stuff when this is all over!
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:38 PM   #16
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We take a lot for granted with all our conveniences at our fingertips. I'm sure you and your family will come away from this with lasting memories and a bit more appreciative of all you have. Someday you may even laugh about it
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:44 PM   #17
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Janet, I saw something at Costco the other day and thought of you. It was a huge BBQ Grill with two side burners and...(drumroll please)...a 3/4 sized oven! It would certainly make cooking outdoors more like home!
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:33 PM   #18
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SO - just an update. Several months have gone by and we are close to being finished with our kitchen remodel. In the middle of this redo, we took a 5 week trip and sent our son to school overseas for the next year. (he was the one scraping off the popcorn ceiling).

We gutted 3 rooms, kitchen/family room and a large laundry and utility area. Suspended celings came out, popcorn ceilings were removed, fluorescent fixtures went to the dump, we rewired, replumbed and refloored. We did all the work our selves except for some carpet installation in the family room.

We still have things left to finish. Back splashes, fireplace mantel, pictures on the walls and window treatments. I still can't find some things that were packed away in storage for the summer and of course - nothing is in the same place!
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:35 PM   #19
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I love my new sink - which we found on e-bay for a song. The faucet was an ebay find as well.

The cutting board in the sink just rests there and slides back and forth (hubbys idea)
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:38 PM   #20
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Here are some before and afters of the fireplace. The old fireplace was fake rock (aka concrete) and loomed over the room. we still have to put up a mantle and pics but this simpler fireplace is sooo much nicer. The old one attracted cobwebs -there's no room here for spiders to even get started.
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