Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Stick, stick, beat dog.

Before I explain that admittedly rather obscure reference, I have to interrupt myself because I just realized about five minutes ago that I'm one week late for celebrating the second anniversary of this blog.

Yes, people; it has been two years. To think that I've been married for 18 years, and been a mother for 11 years, and known how to drive for 15 years, and how to swim for 44 years, and yet. I have only known how to blog for two years.

And of course, there is some doubt as to whether I've actually learned how to blog correctly. But anyway. Blogging has changed my life.

What better way to celebrate than by uploading ... kitchen pictures! Yes! Because we all love to gawk at other people's interior decorating mishaps.

As in, you thought my template was ugly? Keep reading.

So what follows is the Before and the During, but not the After of our kitchen re-do. See, the floors aren't finished, and until the floors are finished the refrigerator will have to stay in the dining room. (Why? I don't know why. Ripping out kitchens is not something I do all that often, and I tend to just accept whatever idiotic-sounding line of crap my contractor dishes out.) And, OK, the walls are primed but not painted. But! Most important! The counters aren't installed yet, and the sink can't be installed until they're installed. And the dishwasher can't be installed until the sink is installed, and piggy won't go over the stile and I can't get home tonight. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should have clicked that link up there. Look, I write the stuff. I don't expect to have to read it for you, too.)

So back to the kitchen. There are these big empty spaces where major appliances will be going, and it's not all that functional yet. But I thought you deserved a treat, seeing as how some of you have been perusing this all-you-can-read buffet of underseasoned tripe for over. two. years.

The "Before" view from the living room to the far wall with the broom closet, refrigerator, and door to the mudroom:

The horror; the horror.

And now, the "After" view:

Picture 006

Looking in the opposite direction, Before:

Are you hungry?

And now:

Eating breakfast in the new kitchen
Hey look--the contractor installed some children.

Thank you and goodnight!


  1. OH NICEEEEEE, very nice the island! and the cabinettes! and the floor (unfinished or not) and the...well suffice it to say I LOVE IT ALL! LOL...I can only empathize at the horror of going through a total kitchen redo while juggling the family and everything else...u must be relieved its almost all over.
    I have a kitchen that is in dire need of a facelift, tummy tuck and major body reconstruction lol...just havent the funds or inclination to do it right now..I think changing houses would be easier lol.

  2. Very nice! Your husband is a good man not to be upset that the contractor also installed children!


  3. I lo-o-o-o-ove Poppette's expression. Love it, I say. She cannot become my DiL and begin to issue me grandchildren soon enough.


  4. I love the lighting and those windows over the sink! Oh, I love those windows.

    Cute kids. Do you get to keep them?

    Congrats on your blogiversary.

  5. No kitchen-in-progress is complete without a couple of kids wishing that Mom would just put that dang camera away, thank you very much.

    Actually, no kitchen-in-progress is complete by definition.

    Congrats on two years of blogging!

  6. I like the bottle of Jack Daniels in the last picture.


  7. What a gorgeous kitchen!

    Michele says hello,
    ~S :)


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