Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Back from vacation

HP and I arrived back home after a week in Tennessee and North Carolina visiting family and friends.  The plan was for Henry to put in new counters in the kitchen while we were gone.  As usual, this house project had unexpected hitches and took longer than we estimated.  Instead of coming home to shiny new counters and a clean house we walked into a mess.  The kitchen counters are only halfway finished and currently unusable, we have no kitchen sink (or rather it is on the floor in the garage), all of our dishes covered in a fine layer of concrete dust, clean laundry still in the basket from before we left, dirty diapers left unwashed in the pail and reek of ammonia, and the rest of the house in general disarray.  The good news is that we have running water in the bathrooms, which we weren't certain would be true by the time we got back. 

State of our kitchen: No sink, unsealed counters, no cabinet doors, fridge and stove pulled out.  So pretty much finished and perfectly usable, right?

I will try and write a real post later this week, but for now I am off to wash dishes by hand in our tiny bathroom sink.  In the meantime, you can read about my experience living without a car during HP's first year over at Feeding the Soil where I wrote a guest post yesterday for Sara while her family gets to know their newest addition--baby Tate.

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  1. I can tell that those countertops are going to look AH-MAZ-ING! Sorry it's a pain right now, though.

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    1. Thanks! I am feeling good about it and glad we waited to decide on tile until the counters were done. No decision yet, but now the tile is the only missing piece which makes it a lot easier to visualize what it will look like with various options.

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  2. I can relate. I came back from a work trip where my husband and father-in-law were supposed to construct a shelving unit for our living room. What I returned to looked much like the above picture, although everything was functional! I imagine having that much disruption in the kitchen would be much harder to cope with. Hope it gets done soon!

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    1. Living without the sink has been hard. Fortunately the stove still works. I have been using the bathroom to wash dishes and the kitchen table as a counter. It's been making me batty. Fingers crossed the sink will be in by the end of the day tomorrow!

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