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Old 07-05-2008, 11:55 AM   #31
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Ya know, when I read the other kitchen remodel thread
this morning I wondered what was up with yours, but didn't spend enough time looking for the thread to find it.
Glad things are going good, and you sound pleased.
Wishing further good luck.
Keep us posted.

Oh, and how did they 4th go?
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:13 AM   #32
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It is now Day #15 without a kitchen.

Nothing has happened since the last update! The floor tile is still not in. Now they claim it will be in the "first of the week".

In the interim, the condo association has put a new roof on the building and arranged for ServePro to come in and do some mold removal and cleanup in the attic. There was a ventilation problem that caused the mold. The new roof has added vents so hopefully there will not be a recurrence.


We all have to be out of the condo on Tuesday for one part of the mold work. I be at my grandson's home that day.

I am getting really frustrated. Trying to wash anything larger than a wine glass in the bathroom sink is a huge pain where the sun don't shine.

I may have to resort to using my cast iron skillet in the gas grill (no side burner) for bacon and eggs this weekend. I miss a good breakfast.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:24 AM   #33
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"These are the days that try mens' souls."

15 days feels like dog years?

Hopefully, things will start to come together, bing, bang boom.
And should you ever need to, due to some calamity of nature, you and yours will manage, and infact be able to help others.
(But I have to say, that grilled breakfast sounds fantastic, if you only had some place to clean up.)


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Old 07-11-2008, 11:27 AM   #34
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...(But I have to say, that grilled breakfast sounds fantastic, if you only had some place to clean up.)

That's the downside. No matter how creative I may get with heat sources, cleanup is the drawback. Cutting boards just don't fit into the BR sink.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:33 AM   #35
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I am getting really frustrated. Trying to wash anything larger than a wine glass in the bathroom sink is a huge pain where the sun don't shine.
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umm, andy, i think you're confusing the toilet with the sink...
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:33 AM   #36
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Andy,
Keep telling yourself, "Soon it will be finished and well worth the trouble".
When it's finished, you can make a wonderful meal with lots of pots and pans to clean up afterwards.
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:28 PM   #37
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Oh gosh, Andy, it seems like everything always takes twice as long as you figure in the beginning...I can identify with your misery, having remodeled our whoe house here in Mexico. In some ways, I think remodeling here is simpler - fewer building codes and more basic construction methods. On the other hand, at least you can talk to the people who are working on your kitchen...here, there is always a language barrier. The latest guy who has come to work on our leaking roof speaks no English and very little Spanish. He is indigenous, and speaks only Nahuatl. Jeepers.

Sounds like you're coping pretty well, though. Keep smiling.....this, too shall pass. Really.
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:32 PM   #38
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Andy, TIP FOR CUTTING BOARDS.

I have one corningware (yes, corningware, very old)
and one wood cutting board.
That's all I usually need, unless I get help from my visiting neice.
The best then becomes:
PAPER PLATES.
they work great, and no clean up, especially for meats.
Hope this helps.
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:38 PM   #39
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Thanks for the tip. I have been using a lot of disposable stuff. I have limited mysepf to one knife, a 5-6 inch serrated 'tomato' knife. It's sort of all purpose, plus I'm not doing a lot of prep work.

Sometimes, you need a board. I am trying to use only the smallest ones.
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:43 PM   #40
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hey andy,

remember when you got miffed at me for being pessimist about your redo.

now you have experienced what i was talking about. i am sure it will get finished sooner or later. just a big pain til it is.

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