Are you grasping the bittersweetness of these Furloughs? The "Fun fun furlough friday" is sarcasm OBVIOUSLY I don't get paid for that day and I have no choice but I can get some important things done.
Wondering about the title of the post? You know I am not grinning from ear to ear regarding furloughs right? So yesterday my wonderful Father In Law (FIL) texted, for the first time might I add, and asked if he could get into the house to install (!!!) our cabinets! He didn't know that we would be home to help. So he arrived with this beautiful site:
|Box van full of our cabinets.|
|Lots of drawers.|
|Dweet loves them too!|
By this time I had been jumping for joy singing "woohooo, woohoo, woohoo" for about an hour. I have been waiting for this moment for 13 or more months. I cannot describe how ecstatic I was when this happened.
Remember what the kitchen looked like before? Big open wasted space?
Somehow, Delilah managed to make it into most of these pictures?
The void is no more!
First step we had to remove the backsplash? toe kick? Trim? I'm not sure what its called, but I got rid of the tile border on the wall where I wanted cabinets. Enter putty knife and hammer and the only demo for this portion of the project.
Husband scored the tops of the tiles first.
|Some where harder to remove and kept splitting in half.|
|FIL even organizes his garbage.|
I later found out that he was saving some of the full tiles for the toe kick under the new cabinets. Organized with reason, I like it.
There are electrical outlets that we want/ need to be functional so they measured where the socket matched up with the cabinets and cut the square out.
|This is the hole.|
|First you want to make sure they are level. Easy if the people who installed your floor did that level.|
|The men screwed the two cabinets together. Teamwork to make sure it is level and doesn't distort the wood.|
|Between the back of the cabinets.|
|Caulking on the bottom.|
|Fior garbage and recycling.|
|Shelving on the left. Notice clean microwave!|
|A door and shelving will go here.|
|Look at the counter space!|
When we add the bar portion it will really help break up the room between kitchen and living space. Counter tops will be nice too. One step at a time. We are most likely going to wait a few months for the savings account to grow in order to buy all that granite. We are adding granite to the pre-existing counters, the new ones and the bar. Thats almost 6 different pieces we will have to get. Luckily FIL knows a guy who can get it for us at stock price. They do lots of business together to it is only fair.
I cannot wait to go grocery shopping and put the bags ON MY ISLAND!! It seems so minor but its a dream come true!
FIL also installed bathroom counter!! More on that later.