Tuesday, June 26, 2012

So Close We Can Taste It...And Smell It

We now have a working faucet and dishwasher.  Having lived in the lap of luxury these past 7 years, I have determined I cannot go back to hand washing the dishes.  It is beneath me. LOL!  Also, as usual, Brian was right.  The faucet is pretty cool.  Still giant, but cool.

Yesterday, Brian, James and Thomas hauled the 42" refridgerator in from the back porch.  It was not pretty.  I couldn't watch.  And only a few dings to our floors and a big ding in the side of the fridge from James' head later, it was in.

We took the old fridge out to the curb and put a big "FREE" sign on it.  It was gone in a matter of a couple hours.  LOVE not having to haul our own junk!  We'll do the same with the stove.

Next on the list was this behemouth.  700 lbs and 48" of stainless steel sitting in the garage. 

By the time Brian and I got home from taking the kids to a movie tonight, James and Thomas had built a ramp, rented a special dolly and moved this gargantuan oven into the kitchen. This time, a slightly larger ding in the floor and a cut to James' hand were the casualties....Seriously, this reno is going to kill our contractor. And we still need him for the basement!

 Finally, as we speak, Brian is putting the last of the paint on our pantry shelves.  Can you believe the amount of space in this thing!?!  I cannot even comprehend what I am going to find to fill this thing up. 

Speaking of things to fill our kitchen up.  My parents gave Brian and I an early birthday present...a very generous amount on a Bed Bath and Beyond gift card.  We had a great time picking out fun new kitchen items.  Toaster, stick blender, dish towels, etc.  Thanks so much Mom and Dad!  It was a blast -- and greatly needed.  Who wants to have grimy old stuff in a new beautiful kitchen!  Love you!

The only issue we had today was getting the gas line in.  The line was run to the stove this morning.  When Brian and I came home, we were smacked right in the face with a very strong gas smell.  Called James and he called the guys who did it.  They said they bled the line so it was probably that.  We left again and when James came back, it was still really strong.  He found that one of the joints had cracked.  It has now been fixed.  The guy had to come back at 8:30 to do so, but James made sure it happened.  Thanks James!  That would have been a kick in the pants to have had our just finished house blown to smitherines from a gas leak.  Good thing I kicked that smoking habit. ;)

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