Here we go!!

All of a sudden it looks like things are happening quickly. I’m excited and getting really nervous… cause like most of my family members.. I have a tendency towards being a micro manager..

Being that this is where I live, and money we’re spending.. it’s a bit scary. Even though I’ve been in Construction for over 12 years, and around it most my life, I’m realizing how little I actually know about the process of some things. I’m sure it will be beautiful and well built.. but I’m all about the details. So is Bill. And we want to make sure it’s right, and we understand it… so yah, we’re becoming THOSE clients… the ones that drive me batty. Trust is difficult.

So that out of the way.. here’s where we’re at now!

Bill took off the last few bricks under the front door yesterday so the guys could start framing the floor deck of the addition .. which happened today! Parts of the existing front wall came off too.

Oh and I got a peek at the NEW front door today! Much bigger than our existing door, with more glass, and 2 sidelights.

Framing continues this week, then new roof and mechanical starts! We have lots to do to plan for that.. like where we want plugs, switches, potlights, dimmers.. we’re thinking of having our feature light over the island, and potlights with wall sconces in the dining room rather than a chandelier. Reason being the dining table will move and shift depending on size of groups we have for dinner, and we don’t want to be restricted by a dining fixture.

We saw this light on Saturday which we think will be our Island lighting.

Ignore the fixture behind.. isn’t it pretty?

It’s 8 lights, and quite amazing. I think my Dutch uncle will love it, and my dad would have wanted to build it if he saw it.. you can see some weld lines, as part of the design. It reminds me of my Blacksmith/steel construction family.

Looking forward to what the next few weeks hold with much hope and trepidation!

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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