"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-21-2008, 11:58 AM   #61
Head Chef
 
MexicoKaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico
Posts: 1,914
Oh Andy, I hope things are looking up. I don't understand why projects of this nature simply refuse to go smoothly. I trust your hassles are over and it is smooth sailing from her on...sympathies to your SO on the loss of her aunt. So sorry.
__________________

__________________
Saludos, Karen
MexicoKaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 01:01 PM   #62
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,395
Great news!

My contractor went to the stone company and supervised the preparation for the cutting. He checked the color, the position of the cuts and ensured there would be only one seam. Also, SO will be getting a 13" to 14" lazy suzan out of the sink cutout.

The new counter top will be delivered this Thursday noon. I could be back in business this weekend!
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 02:03 PM   #63
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Collier County, Fl.
Posts: 4,198
Keeping my eyes, toes and fingers crossed.

__________________
quicksilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 02:12 PM   #64
Head Chef
 
Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,810
That's great to hear Andy!
__________________
www.Mamas-Southern-Cooking.com
Mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 09:04 PM   #65
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,395
It's A Roller Coaster Ride!!!

The counter top arrived on schedule Thursday noon. There was just the one seam and it was in the right place. They put the stone in place and finished the installation, attaching the sink and drilling the holes for the faucet. Then they cleaned it off, removing all the dirt and dust and revealing some kind of roller marks every 13" across the entire peninsula. The installers tried to remove them to no avail.

We were ready to kill. The counter top was unacceptable as it stood. Someone would have to come and rip it out and start all over again!

The stone company insisted the problem would be remedied and asked us to wait until their expert arrived.

A couple of hours later, Roberto arrived with a bag full of supermarket bought cleaning supplies: Comet, Scrubbing Bubbles spray foam, latex gloves and a yellow sponge with green scrubby material on one side. He set to work sprinkling Comet on the counter top, spraying that with Scrubbing Bubbles and scrubbing with the sponge. He polished the entire top and, lo and behold, the counter top was perfection when he was done!

He told us they call him Doctor Rock for the magic he works on various stone surfaces. A title well earned That day!

What a relief! Finally the job could proceed to the finish line.

The contractor worked late to put up half the backslash tile before going home. He finished it Friday morning and grouted the whole wall by the end of the day.

The plumber came to hook up the stove, faucet, disposal and dishwasher.

Today the contractor finished the odds and ends. He comes back Monday or Tuesday to seal the backsplash grout and we are done!!!

I'll post pictures soon.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 09:13 PM   #66
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,349
looking forward to seeing pictures.

wish i knew how to do that . just finished a small redo in my small bathroom. last tenant painted walls purple, so we did it in white. put in a new floor that is just beautiful.

no major replacements though. this was enough of a disruption for me.

babe
__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 09:15 PM   #67
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Collier County, Fl.
Posts: 4,198
So are you in business yet? Good to go?
Sure hope so 'cause that first meal is gonna be so good.
We want all details.
__________________
quicksilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 09:22 PM   #68
Head Chef
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: VA
Posts: 1,218
Andy .. sounds like you are back on track ...
but ...
grout should have at least a week to cure before being
sealed ...
the grout needs to have all the moisture out of it before
sealing .. other wise the color can change ..
i have seen it happen ..
__________________
love2"Q" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 09:48 PM   #69
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,395
We spent today chasing around for new wall plates, switches and outlets for the kitchen. Then we spent the afternoon cleaning up the area and running loads through the DW as there was a ton of dust generated in parts of the remodel. More of that to go.

So tonight I took a meal of tomato sauce with sausage and meatballs out and that, with spaghetti, was dinner with a salad and wine.

Tomorrow I am doing a roast chicken with pilaf and some fresh green beans sautéed with mushrooms and onions and finished with a bit of Rotel.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 10:11 PM   #70
Senior Cook
 
Essiebunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 473
ENJOY! You must be so happy to have it "almost" finished.
__________________

__________________
Essiebunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.