Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Almost Done

Last time, we were weighing the kitchen's east wall's paint color. After much debate, and physically putting one of the smaller cabinets first in front of a grey wall, then against a burgundy wall, we decided on grey for the whole kitchen.

So, the first Sunday & Monday of August, we painted... and painted... and painted. Those walls got two coats of primer (just like the rest of the house), then two coats of grey. By the time we finished, it was Monday, 730pm. Good timing, because...

Tuesday at 815am, our cabinet installer was here! There were supposed to be two of them, but the other had been sent to Salem for another job; our poor guy was here until 530pm! Luckily, Ace was home so I could get Princess off to soccer practice!

Wednesday, the second cabinet guy showed up about noon (had a morning job) to put my doors on and clean up the job site. Princess & I, since we couldn't go anywhere, played cards and some games, and I gave her a manicure. By 3pm, he was done (reminding me that the doors will be squared up when they return).

Thursday and Friday, the flooring installers were here. Thursday, they worked 9a-615p (I had to have one of Princess' babysitters, BB, pick her up and take her to practice), then I met up with Ace to watch the last hour of Princess' soccer practice. He makes it to at LEAST half of her practices every season; she loves when he watches her play.

Anyway, Friday, the installers were here 'til 230p. They would have been later, but since Liz didn't order quite enough quarterround (they were about 2 strips short), he put a call in for her to order a few more, and they packed it up. He said that it would be in "next week", but he'd like to wait to install it until after our countertops are in. He's seen our house go from carpeted, white painted, blah to laminate floors, beautifully painted, and awesome -- he'd like to see it finished (well, except the bathroom -- that's the next project)!

Monday, while I was working, Ace got to be home for the countertop people; they were doing their templates. I guess the guy doing it "doesn't like" the newer laser measuring tools, so does it "the old fashioned way" (by actually making a real template). Took him about an hour.

I forgot to mention, AK was here from Sunday through today... So, no projects were done; we just spent time with her. Ace got in a couple motorcycle rides with her and played some games. He also took her shopping for her two-week camp trip (starting this Sunday). Since DK finally got a job, he couldn't come up this time around, but may be able to while his sister's in camp.

The rest of this week is pretty easy - no improvement projects are planned. Friday, T&D are here with their girls for the weekend. MK plans on hanging out all weekend at her Mimi's so she can get in some "quality cousin bonding time" with Bug & Firefly. I'll be spending some of the weekend with them, ending with dinner on Sunday before they head south, to include Ace.

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