Monday, July 14, 2008

Kitchen Fix-Up Day One

The first two pictures are of the kitchen before Sergio began. Sunday we took everything out of the kitchen except the items in the pantry. It is all now in the living room. Sure makes life interesting.................

Then we went to the beach for a couple of hours.

It really doesn't really look too bad in the pictures. They don't show the 16 years of wear and just how bad the floor has aged. Except for that spot in front of the sink. I ask you, why would anyone ever put a seam in the floor in front of the sink. That space gets more wear than any other area.

I came home to the strong odor of primer. All the counter tops are gone except for the sink. They did leave that so I could function on a small level.

The biggest difference is the wall being gone between the dining room and the kitchen.

We used the dining room as Lem's office. We filled in that area and put in a door. He had a tax prep business at home. Now with that wall gone it looks so much bigger.

After work, Rebekah and I went to the beach for an hour and a half. She went into the water. I was not that brave. It was wonderful to sit there and soak up the beauty of the day.

When I got home and Sergio left, I put some leftover beef tips in the oven to warm and cooked some rice. That with green beans and fresh sliced tomatoes (our own home grown) made a wonderful meal. It really isn't easy to do much cooking with the limited space and everything all over the living room but we are managing.

I might even get to stitch a little next week.


  1. Oh my...I fully understand where you are in this project. My countertop man is to be at my house tomorrow, yipppeeee, and hopefully but tomorrow night my new counter tops will be in. And then, we knock a big hole in our wall too, between the kitchen and the dining room! Good luck on your kitchen, looks like you are off to a great start.

  2. You're getting so much done! Won't it be nice to be finished? Will your new house be built before you move or will you have to live temporarily somewhere while waiting?

  3. Wow, you are in it deep now! I know it will be wonderful when it is all done, what a fun thing to look forward to!

  4. Anonymous1:36 PM

    I just came upon your blog today while roaming the internet. I love your blog banner. You should see my kitchen. I have had pipes bursting almost daily for a week at the condo and the bottom cabinets are ruined. I am not sure if I should remodel or just sell it as is.


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