A Snail’s Pace

19 May
This is not a scene from Hoarders!
This is not a scene from Hoarders!

Sears has come and gone, for the most part, leaving a trail of dust and debris in their wake.  The dining room table has pretty much disappeared under everything in the base cabinets and the pantry.  We still don’t have a stove or running water in the kitchen, but The Squire put a piece of counter top over the stove base, so I can plug in the electric fry pan and my small tea pot. The microwave works, but I really do need to get the toaster oven off the cardboard box and onto something a bit more suitable. It’s hard to see, but there is a wire draped over the corner cupboard door to keep the alarm system connected.

 

Sir Edmund is not going out this late at night!
Sir Edmund is not going out this late at night!

The floor is down and it is wonderful!  We are also slowly getting the cabinets in, although some needed items from Sears have yet at materialize. They are supposed to bring the molding to go around the cabinets, but so far all we have gotten is promises. The salesman, and the two fellows who did the installation were all terrific, but Don is on my list. He calls to say he will be down “in the afternoon”, we leave a message that we must leave the house at 6:00, and he sticks a paper in the door that he was here at 6:45.

Anyway, the stove will go next to the fridge, the new dishwasher will be between the two cabinets on the far wall, and then everything needs to be stained to match the original wood. And of course, the rest of the countertops installed. The Squire is in his glory, as he enjoys making BIG kitchens as much as I enjoy making small ones.

And it will all be worth the wait!

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4 Responses to “A Snail’s Pace”

  1. Caddo-Jael May 19, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    I’m so glad you included pics, as I’ve been following this saga with great interest! Wish I lived close enough to visit–the kitchen is THE place in the house, for a gal like me. And I agree, Don would be on my list too–Not Acceptable! God bless you BIG–love, Caddo

  2. peg wilson May 19, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Well the disarray is not at all like your mom’s. I do think that on a day that you all have no where to go, tell “Don” a specific time you won’t be there (although you really will be there), hide the car and surprise “Don.” I would love to see his picture. Also who is in the picture of the kitchen?

    • thisendoftheswamp May 19, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

      Who is in the kitchen? That is the back end of Sir Edmund, a.k.a. Eddie. We have foxes and coyote, and we’d just as soon Eddie didn’t tangle with them.

  3. Reverend Ref May 20, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    It’s looking good.

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