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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Day 21 & 22...Bribery...

Yes, I stoop to bribery.  Chris thinks our electrician is a bit grumpy.  The kids have been after me to make Buckeyes, which is one of those wonderful, time consuming, but no-bake, Christmas treats I make each December.  Also, they are a great task to keep a cook without a kitchen busy.

When the electrician arrived yesterday I had a small bag of Buckeyes just for him, as well as a little plate to munch on right then.  He was here on Monday until 7pm.  I think all he has left to do is come back and hook up the disposal/dishwasher circuit once the counter tops arrive and the sink is set.  

The lights are up in the closets and over the sink, phone line works, puck lights are under the cabinets and the oven hood is functioning!  On Monday, Dave did get the oven in too!  :)


There is a bit of framing around the oven to be done, but what a BEAST!  









On Tuesday, besides the electrician being back, Dave hung the hood and the pot rack.  In this photo you can see the 'fridge - still not in it's place, the arch and the hood.  

The lighting in the kitchen is great!  My FIL stopped by yesterday to check on the progress and he asked Dave if Duke Energy is giving him a stipend?  








The light I chose for over the sink matches the hood.  It's stainless and glass.  You can see here that the sink is in it's box in the spot where the refrigerator will go.  I think today the 'fridge moves to its home.  Also not in its correct place yet, the stove top sits on the sinks spot.  




From the arched entry looking at the carport door you can see the island on the right with new hood and pot rack!  We were a bit excited after Dave and Tash left today and we just had to bring the pots upstairs to get a sense of how it will look!  There are lots of pieces of cardboard covering corners and the floor.  The wood on top of the island is just temporary too.  

I am thinking of investing in a paper towel company.  Can you say fingerprints?  Or to quote the magician in Frosty the Snowman, "messy, messy, messy...to coin a phrase."  
Today, day 22, trim is being installed, caulk being done and the drywall guy, Gary, comes back tomorrow.  Painting should happen on tomorrow or Friday.  

4 comments:

Scube said...

Um.....hello....grumpy brother in Fishers too........grump sister-in-law.....woudln't buckeyes make us happy too?????

lisa said...

I think I could spare a few! Especially since I need to send a package your way in a day or two.

I can't have a grumpy brother and SIL so close to Christmas!

:)

sweetcakes said...

It all looks good, the buckeyes.....the cabinets.....the kitty....

Anna said...

Your old neighbors in Tamarron will miss your stunningly beautiful and unbelievably tasty buckeyes this year (as we miss you), but are glad to know they are going to a VERY worthy cause. (I always meant to get a tutorial, as yours are so beautiful. Maybe some time in the spring you would consider giving one?) Merry Christmas! MKP