Passing the halfway mark

Bill doesn’t quite believe it,nor do a few other Naysayers in my life (notmentioninganynamesMom) ..but we laid out the schedule at work the last couple of days, and figured out all the timelines for the trades and supply, and it looks like will be returning home exactly 4 months and 1 day from the day we moved out. I was hoping actually for a week earlier, but it’s really quite unrealistic, especially when Lincoln Construction has so many other houses to complete before year end. Besides I kinda forgot trim in my schedule… whoops!

Insulation was completed today, (we needed spray insulation in the old existing 2×4 walls and that’s a separate installer from our Batt guy, who did all Roxul). and will be inspected tomorrow. Drywall has been delivered, and in the meantime Cotton poured the front porch and Bill’s new man cave.

Went shopping with my mom at IKEA the other day and saw some lovely drawer accessories that have me dreaming of organization.

Flooring has been measured and ordered, as has the trim. We’re going with Craftsman style, which looks like this.. minus the cove mold.

The excitement continues!! I can hardly wait for the next 7-8 weeks when we’re back home, ready to host family and friends.. but first comes unpacking…

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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  1. This is such an exciting stage! It will all start coming together now:) When you get to the finishing touches you’ll be soooooooo ready to be at home in your home!


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