Moving forward

This coming week marks when our kitchen was to be installed. It’s all ready for us and sitting at our cabinet makers shop. I’m tempted to go visit it. But this is what our kitchen looks like right now.

The delays were actually not due to things that went wrong at our house. Other than a couple little easily solved things, every thing has been moving very smoothly. The delays I’m convinced are due to the “time of year”. The last quarter of the year leading up to Christmas is when everybody has their push on to get things done. All our suppliers and trades have deadlines, are over committed and often understaffed. Good labourers are hard to find, and everyone is feeling the domino effect of delays. Materials not being shipped on time to site, back orders, sick staff, family emergencies, weather.. and more weather.. all do their part in wreaking havoc on schedules. Basically LIFE gets in the way. But it all gets done, and beautifully in good time.

This morning I visited the house and saw that the carpenters made excellent headway on the trim. Windows and baseboard are still to be done, but most of the doors are trimmed out.

I’m especially pleased where Desmo trimmed the two new large bedroom doors where they meet.

As I sit in an old wooden chair

one of the guys brought up for breaktimes, writing this blog post, I looked up ahead and smiled.

I took in our new entry way and breathed a big sigh.. it’s so lovely bright and open now. It’s about 5.5′ across, not large by most standards, but so much bigger and brighter than it was before, with an entry closet almost twice the size of the old creaky tiny drafty closet we enjoyed before.

If you visited our home pre Renos, you may remember how very narrow and cramped the front entry was. This is the only pic I could find.. it looks bigger with the living room wall torn out. It wasn’t much more than 3′ deep from the door to the kitchen entrance. Not conducive for those long goodbye chats, yet we still did it. We just became close talkers. 😜😆

if you’ve not been to our house since we started Reno’s, and need some help visualizing… that old closet and entry used to sit where our kitchen wall is now.



Everything right of the drawn line is new.. 3′ + wallspace for the new 2 pc bath, and the rest of the addition space on this side of the house for the new entry. Old closet stood left of this space where I roughly drew it.

It’s coming along so beautifully.. and in good time.

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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