between the lulling heat of summer and our new gut kitchen reno, i’ve been pretty lax in posting. i keep finding myself thinking: when it’s a little more together or we’ve made more decisions, i’ll be ready to write about it. ha! i can sell you a house easily but overseeing the aesthetic choices for my new kitchen is overwhelming. so many choices and they all need to mesh. everyone wants our money. our sad kitchen – not dealt with since the early 1950’s with the exception of a hideous linoleum floor slapped in when i moved into the house in 1990 and a fat barely white fridge thrown in at the same time to replace the scariest fridge ever seen were our only upgrades. in truth, i’ll miss the lovely gas cooktop on the old stove (4 burners but over a 36″ top) but will NOT miss the teeny tiny oven which made me measure every roasting pan i ever hoped to roast a turkey in. and, for that matter, measure the turkey itself – one of them scraped the top of the oven until i found a way to push it down further in the pan.
our contractor cut holes into the giant (i’m not kidding…GIANT) soffits over the cabinets to be sure that there were no hidden pipes that we needed to work around and found a lovely surprise. lots of bottles and glasses standing on the cabinets – we haven’t even gotten them all out yet – and most of them pretty cool. at least one has a date stamped into the glass – 1953. it was a charming mystery – why would someone have sealed them up for eternity?
i am looking forward to the end of this week – the cabinets will be ordered, the deposit placed on appliances (i was worried that i was going to get a stop order from the internet police for doing 2,457 searches too many on prices and reviews of appliances). and then we get to go have a few days of visiting teenage daughter at camp before we come back to the big pack-up and eventual utter gut – floors, ceilings, and walls – of our kitchen at the end of july so….just how much rotisserie chicken can any family eat in 2 months and still live to talk about it?