Wednesday, May 20, 2015


I never fail to be surprised by how long it takes to do things. There is so much more detail to deal with than I'm aware of! And it's not a matter of smashing things out quickly, but of taking them out carefully, step by step, and then doing repairs like plastering and waiting for plaster to dry and then painting and then waiting and then ... and so on.

Between all that, and the flu, and the fieldwork, we are living in an upside-down kitchen.

Scott removed the top shelves over the weekend; late yesterday afternoon I ran to town for a gallon of paint so he can do the touchups, and picked up a book to look at door and drawer handles.

Some of the old cupboards have gone into the basement for storage, and some have been carried out to the quonset, which Scott has full of tools and machinery and, of course, the biggest deep freeze I have ever seen, as there has to be a place for beef when the time comes.


  1. "I never fail to be surprised by how long it takes to do things."

    Amen to that Kate!! We have been fixin' things up since 2004, and everything takes forever, and a day!

    I'd suffer a lot without my kitchen! Hope your new one comes along a quick as can be!

    1. Truth be told, it's probably Scott who suffers more without a working (well) kitchen. I can live on toast and coffee. He needs his meat and potatoes in great quantities.

      We are expecting company for a couple nights next week and Scott recently inquired about exact dates, so maybe he aims to have it all done and dusted by then. That would be quick enough for me!

  2. yup!!!! married to a contractor also still waiting for my kitchen has been 10 years so far. they need to watch more tv those guys can get the work done in half an lol it will be amazing when it is finished.

    1. Sheesh and I thought I had it bad, waiting since 2009! You've got me beat when it comes to patience, girl.


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