Day 36

More progress on the cabinets.

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Came home after work to find the front of the island done, which was really cool…

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…then noticed the crown moulding on the cabinet. Slightly nicer than the faux-wood panelling it replaced.

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Kick space heater

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Heh. I used to think that brown wall was such a nice color.

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Day 35

Fun day today. More cabinets, and some play time.

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While the corner cupboard, refrigerator cabinets, and window seat were being worked on, I snuck out for more paint samples.

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Lots of good choices, but still haven’t made a final decision.

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This may be more usable storage than the entire old kitchen.

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Carpenter left a little early to go fix a frozen pipe at another project, but that gave me about an hour of good light with no one around.

Brought up some of the backsplash for a little color help, and the new lights.

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Large fixture is for over the sink.

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Smaller pendant light (one of three) for the island.

I ruled out one choice. Only six left.

Day 34

Day 34 of actual work days, 51 days of living in a construction zone.

Severe weather and one unforeseen accident have put us two weeks behind the original schedule. Today, cabinet installation continues.

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Our carpenter is meticulous, and it’s coming together nicely.

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This afternoon Libby alerted me to another visitor.

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Baseboard and trim were delivered,

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along with the new pantry and basement doors.

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Voodoo chicken was exhausted.

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End of day progress.

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Next decision – paint colors!

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And no, I won’t be painting the walls “Westcott Navy”.

Day 33

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First job today was to cover up the beautiful floors.

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Boxes look smaller upstairs, but the garage is still half full.

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First glimpse of the white cabinet doors.

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Our new game cabinet, with those fancy pull-out shelves.

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Sage island begins to take shape.

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Found the “map” of the cabinet layout taped to the wall.

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End of day progress.

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The little thief already looking for snacks.

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Hopefully she won’t learn how to open this one, too.

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Wow. I need larger forks.

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Subwoofer compartment installed and awaiting the painters.

 

 

Day 32

Second day of floor work. Sealer from yesterday was buffed out, and first coat of poly applied.

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Perfect amount of shine.

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Next week – cabinets!

Day 31

 

Brought in a substitute floor guy today to help out.

Before:

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And after:

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After all the fuss with stain samples, we couldn’t bear to part with the natural maple. So glad we made that choice. They are gorgeous!

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Day 30

Another setback. Our floor guy, Scott, fell off a roof over the weekend, and landed in the hospital with head trauma. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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Instead of floors, we decided to begin the subwoofer installation.

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Someone still misses her new friends.

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Also dug out the woodpile.

Day 29

Woke up to howling winds and another 12 inches of snow.

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January 14, 2015…

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and today.

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Somewhere up there is a pool fence.

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Took our room back today, and moved the refrigerator.

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Re-wired the thermostat.

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Heat’s not even on right now… gotta love the wood stove.

 

 

 

Day 28

Drywall was sanded first thing this morning. Also, the floor guys came back to finish up. Libby was excited.

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They finished the landing,

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and the remaining floor.

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But then they left.

Again, fantastic quality from these guys. Couldn’t be happier. New space looks huge with the floor and drywall complete.IMG_2610_safe

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And just for a change… it’s snowing!

 

Day 27

I was home today, so was able to watch the progress.IMG_2587_safe

Maine Traditional Coastal maple hardwood. Beautiful quality, with lots of variation and grain patterns.

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Still very satisfied with the quality of work.

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Libby approved of the new flooring (and the two guys doing the installation)

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Ventured out tonight, but not for long! Temperature is still dropping.