First, before the kitchen remodel got started, we chopped down the big tree in the front yard. It was a sick, scrofulous sycamore that Sister A. just hated, so off with its head!
We'll eventually replace that tree with a fruitless mulberry, hopefully around tax refund time.
Moving on to the kitchen remodel--it's actually more of a utility room/kitchen remodel with some spiffing up in the garage. Our handyman and his helper started demo Monday and have accomplished a lot this week.
In the garage, they took down the pegboard which was in an inconvenient place, took down the wood paneling somebody had put up along one wall (to cover dinks in the drywall, apparently), repaired all the dinks in the walls, and painted (& even textured!) the whole place. It's the nicest, cleanest-looking garage I've ever laid eyes on!
The row of boxes is mostly books and dishes we can live without until after this whole circus is over and all the furniture is back where it belongs. And why is all the furniture moving? Why, because we're replacing all the floors in the entire house, and no one has yet perfected the art of levitation. Darn.
The guys scraped up the old linoleum in the utility room and kitchen (it will be replaced with cork) and took out the threshold in the doorway between the rooms. Then they started taking down the old kitchen cabinets and parking the various parts in the utility room.
Work resumes Monday, with Frank fixing the drunk cabinets, and also painting the dining area and kitchen Mountain Haze if there's time.
During all this uproar, our house is all junked up again...