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Old 06-26-2008, 10:20 PM   #21
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Thanks, guys.

A cool thing has come out of this. Before I heard from the contractor, I had invited both daughters and their SOs for the July 4th parade and a cookout.

When the contractor called, I told my daughters I would be without a kitchen and that I would borrow a neighbor's kitchen to make the dishes that required a full kitchen.

They both offered to make the dishes and bring them for the cookout. I usually do all the cooking. This is our first cooperative dinner and I'm pleased they offered as neither has a great desire to cook.

So we'll be having a picnic in the dining area with paper plates and plastic utensils.

We spent some time this evening clearing out the kitchen, moving furniture and setting up the microwave, coffee pot and toaster oven on the dining area. I can't wait to see the look on my grandson's face as he tries to absorb the changes and figure out what the heck happened!
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:26 PM   #22
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Sounds nice! Enjoy!!!!
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:44 PM   #23
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Congrats and good luck. I am very envious. Love the counter you chose, but I am a blue fan.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:34 AM   #24
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Good luck Andy!!!! The end result will be worth it. My husband and I spoke of divorce only 3 times during our renovation, one of those 3 times we named lawyers...someone actually said, "Wow, that's not bad" for a whole house renovation!

I love, love, love the countertops!
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:39 AM   #25
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I LOVE those deep blue countertops!

I wonder why the design guy said no to blue???

My kitchen is very overdue for a makeover ....
I'm guessing it was his own personal preference. Ever notice that many of those designers folks pay biggo bucks for do the spaces in their taste rather than their client's? Otherwise, how come there are so many orange and brown rooms now? Those are not everyone's favorite colors. The designers are "into" them this cycle..... (just my 2 cents )
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:02 PM   #26
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Woo Hoo Andy! It's going to be just beautiful. Here's a little tip for you to survive the remodeling with your relationship intact: Buy your SO a lot of chocolate. I swear, it's like Prozac for us and will make things go much smoother. Also, we can make a meal out of chocolate so no messy things to try and clean up later. Good luck and keep posting updates on how it's going.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:20 PM   #27
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Andy,
Your choice of countertop is gorgeous!!!
You will really enjoy cooking in you "new kitchen". It's a pain, now, but when it's finished, cooking will be even more fun.
Enjoy!
By the way, the chocolate is a great idea.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:06 PM   #28
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Gee, thanks for the encouraging words!

i beg your pardon?

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Andy, just finished cleaning up my beautiful blue mix countertop, and thinking of you. You're gonna love it!
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:31 AM   #30
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We are at Day #9. The old floor has been ripped up and replaced with a plywood subfloor. We are waiting for the floor tile to come in. That's the very same floor tile the salesperson told me was ALWAYS in stock.

In the interim, the contractor has refinished the window in the kitchen to match the color of the cherry cabinets, repaired scratches on the cabinets and replaced all the hinges and pulls. The cabinets look brand new! He will polish them when all the dust and dirt are behind us.

This past Wednesday, they came to measure for the countertop. They gave a delivery time of 7-10 days.

He also re-worked the French doors out to the deck so it would open and close properly and replaced some damaged trim.

Logistics are a big part of the time it takes to get things done. If the floor tile had been in stock, the floor would be done by now. If the countertop guys had come last Monday, I'd have the countertop sooner. Who knows how long we will have to wait for the plumber.

I have been taking pictures all along.

So far Suzanne and I have been cool. I will be cooking pasta in a pot on the gas grill and reheating frozen tomato sauce in the microwave for dinner this week. I also have a meal of enchiladas in the freezer for later. Lots of sausages and meats in the freezer. Grilled veggies, store bought salads, and restaurants are keeping us going.
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