Several brave people have asked me how the kitchen remodel is going.
Well, it has not been going, if by going you mean that any forward progress is being made. Yesterday was 3 months to the day since we started this ordeal. Three months minus one day since we vowed never to purchase another fixer upper. And I'd say it's been 3 weeks since any work of any kind was done on the house.
However, the sense of charged calm was shattered earlier this week. Monday was the day when we had to empty out the middle bedroom/office. The day we had to find space in the remaining area of the house for all the stuff that remained in the middle bedroom/office after we removed the bulk of it 3 months ago.
At this point, half of the living space of our home has been cleared out, and we pick our ways through rooms that might inspire those who love us to call the producers of Hoarding: Buried Alive. Our dining room functions as the kitchen (the refrigerator is in the corner; coffee pot in the other corner), my office (the printer is perched near the microwave; laptop on the table), ironing room/broom closet, and as Feral Knitter shipping central.
BUT: I'm not complaining (you thought it sounded like I was complaining? Trust me, if I were complaining, you'd know it). Because we are back in the remodeling game again! The workers were here for two days, getting the final stuff done in preparation for the start of drywalling tomorrow.
Now, I toss around the word "drywalling" as if I understood it at all. Apparently this takes involves large sheets of plaster-like stuff and "coats" of "mud" and "taping." Or something. Here's Wikipedia on the subject if you desire more information.
And why are we drywalling now? Because the cabinet makers have told us that the cabinets will be here June 13!!! These cabinets have been the reason for the construction hiatus--everything else hinges on their installation.
I had gotten used to the peace and quiet during the waiting phase, but I'm welcoming the chaos now because it means the end is in sight. Well, the end is about 6 or 7 weeks away, but I'm stoic. I knit Fair Isle sweaters, so I know what it means to set a big goal and to keep at it until the final thing of beauty is done, right?
Thank god my knitting isn't as disruptive as this remodel is all I can say....