sluggy summer days – wonderful husband and i are enjoying our ‘quiet’ time together whilst teenage daughter is at camp. tho there are the nights (and days) when we ache for her – each phone call from her tells us that she is rockin’ her summer with happiness and great friends but we surely miss her. we’re continuing our summer tradition of taking long brooklyn walks together – often in the early morning before the worst of the summer heat sets in. we like to walk past the houses – some in enormous disrepair and others looking like they were renovated with no regard to the historic nature of their neighborhood (really: ionic columns on a vinyl-sided 2 story house???). the garden is churning out more tomatoes and cucumbers than we can eat in a week. my contractor is thrilled to be the recipient of edible gifts each time he visits to remeasure some corner of the kitchen.
mostly, we’re getting ready for the big rip-out. final contract signing with our contractor today. appliances ordered, sink and faucet ordered (all after enormous research and even then, i know something won’t feel right or work right) and now, still worrying through the choice of flooring – but hoping that decision … no, giving ourselves the deadline that that decision will be made by friday. a backsplash and some lights and we’re almost in the end-run of the gabillion decisions we’ve had to make. phew. now we just have to live through the dust, noise, and lack of actual kitchen floor.