Sunday, July 12, 2009

Brief Hiatus

Our kitchen is in shambles, which is actually a good thing. Let me explain. When we moved in to our little rental cottage, we noticed the cabinets kind of stunk. No matter, we thought. We'll just let them air out, and all will be well.

Fast forward 6 months later, and they were still stinky. In fact, we realized the root of the problem was actually mildew or mold
in the wood of the cabinets. Gross. We were washing our clean dishes before using them because they smelled musty—completely ridiculous. Our lovely landlord took us seriously, though, and got the reno project started. First, we unloaded everything from our cabinets and put it all on our kitchen and dining room tables. It's crazy to see how much stuff we have! (And, we just had a yard sale. Sigh.)Then our landlord's handymen Juan and Juan (a father-son duo) started ripping out the old, moldy cabinets and started installing the new ones. When the old cabinets came out, it was obvious that the 1970s, gold-swirled formica counters wouldn't survive the renovation, so they're being replaced, too {halleluiah!}. Great to get new counters, but it means the whole project is taking a bit longer than we thought it would.

We've been without a kitchen since Friday morning...and it looks like it will be Tuesday at least before we have any semblance of a working kitchen. In the meantime, we're making do with takeout and eating out, with a few snacks and cereal on paper plates. Mostly, it's the lack of sink that's the hardest to work around...our stove and fridge are in place, and they left the old counters just resting atop the new cabinets, but it's not exactly the ideal cooking situation.

So, all that to say I'll be out of pocket for a few days until we're back up and running by mid-week. See you then!

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