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Sunday, July 5

Update on the Kitchen Remodel

This new kitchen is tough work!  Other than some mystery shopping, this past week I have focused on getting the kitchen done.  I added a pantry, which was more work than I ever imagined.  In so doing I realized I am NOT a carpenter.  Fortunately I am nearly finished with it.  Inside, I still have some drywall to hang and then the shelving will be the final touch.  I had to re-route an electrical outlet that was inside, which turned out to be harder than I expected.  Pretty much every task has been harder than I thought it would be.

One task we did complete was installing new insulation.  My partner did most of the ceiling work, and it looks pretty crappy, but it won't be visible after the new ceiling is installed.

Before we finish drywall I will probably lay the floor.  I am using vinyl tiles but will grout the edges to make it look better and more like ceramic tile.  The reason I have put off drywall is because we ran out of sheetrock.  I can't fit it in the Aveo and will need to rent a truck or van, but might combine that with purchasing the cabinets so I can get two jobs out of the truck rental instead of just one.

In all I am happy with the progress we are making, but it has been very slow.  Fortunately, we still have a working refrigerator, stove, toaster oven, coffee maker and sink.  There's no counter space, and the sink is just a single mop sink that drains into a bucket, but we are making it work.

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