Been waiting with bated breath? Me too!
These past 3 days at work were hard for me because I am such a sticky beak and my husband flat out refused to send me progress pictures preferring for me too see it all in the flesh later on.
(But that was in the dark and so not many pics)
Ok here we go. What has been happening in the past 5 days.
Progress has been slow, but constant.
I has been more then a week since rip out. How are we fairing sans kitchen you ask? Not too bad. We are eating well (lots of scrumptious salads) unfortunately paired with frozen chicken products that you heat in the mini oven. But we have had 2 bbqs as well as some meals at the inlaws.
Audrey is taken care of because her bottles are in our bedroom, well protected from dust. The only little gripe I’ve got is the washing up station. We set it up on top of washing machine and using the laundry sink. That room is right next to the kitchen and the dust is flying in constantly and I am forever wiping it down and re washing dishes. As well as washing up tea towels as I am certain they are full of dust.
Dust is ALL through our house (minus the bedrooms and first bathroom) But life goes on. Once this is all over, I will be giving my entire house a spring clean and then the white glove test.
These past days have been about patching the former ceiling lights with gyprock and sanding them and patching/sanding all cracks and imperfections. Rendering has happened over the new electrical work.
Down lights were suppose to be installed on Saturday morning but he didn’t show up. I am not too worried as the ceiling still needed more sanding.
And WELL DONE to hubby, his dad and me for removing each and every staple in those floor boards! What a job!
Where there is a will there is a way. I expressed my dismay about not being able to access a tile from the box contraption, but handsaw and me got acquainted and I managed to pry some free.
My sister came over yesterday and I showed her the floor tiles, her response was funny! She pulled a quizzical look and said “hmm not what I was thinking you would pick” Don’t know what to make of that. We are chalk and cheese yet we are sort of like twins and say the same response at the same time. HEHE
We’ve received an email that the kitchen installation needs to be delayed by 4 days, again, not too worried. Because husband was able to start painting the ceiling and walls yesterday.
I’m all about remaining calm and adapting to change. No room from stress around this household.
Fresh paint! The ceiling needs another coat and the walls need their colour coats. I would love to paint the walls pristine white but when the husband painted the chimney breast he bought another 4 litres of that wall paint, limed white, but didn’t need to use it, so the walls in the kitchen will be the same colour as the rest of the house, which makes sense too.
Then last night, the tiler came and laid the hessian/bitumen membrane to prepare for tiling.
We have decided to nix the pendant lights over the island. The island isn’t symmetrical to anything so it is not like they will be framing the range or be in line with the dining table light. It is only a small room and having 3 feature lights seems excessive. Plus I can’t decide on any and the ol’ hip pocket.
Sounds like a good idea to me. Also CANNOT decide on a dining table light. (I’ve changed my mind, I don’t think the one I showed a pic of is big enough!! I want big if it will be the only one in the room) I have so many check boxes I want it to achieve, so it is making it difficult. Husband and I sat down last night and went through every light imaginable and we have picked one. Of course it is at the very extreme end of our budget and of course it has a long lead time. If it is in before Christmas I’ll eat my hat (Full disclosure, I don’t have a hat)
So today, Day 12. The tiler slept in his car last night in front of our house!!! He is from far away (I didn’t know that) and in order for him to start at 7am this morning and finish up last night at 9pm he slept in his car. I wish I had a spare room for him, poor guy.
And here are the first few tiles that are laid!
My poor neighbours! Tile cutting is noisy. Especially at 7am. Poor Audrey girl too.