Sinking in

Today it all started sinking in..

I’ve been mostly detached about the house, what’s happening there, feeling no different than the natural ownership that I take on any of our Lincoln Construction jobsites. But today it hit me.

“This is our house.. we are going to be living here, and using this soon”

I don’t know if it was seeing it come together, with the sink semi installed, and my temporary melamine counter on.. or what it was. Maybe that it suddenly looked familiar.. like the déjà vu of my dreams for this house. The plans that were just ink on paper have come to life.

That realization hit me like a tonne of bricks. This isn’t a client’s home. I’m moving in here. It’s crazy, and suddenly I feel very small and humbled.. at the same time getting really excited.

Seeing things I dreamed of, designed, and had drawn up on excel spreadsheets, and IKEA planners (cause they’re free and really user friendly, but make no mistake.. these are NOT IKEA cabinets.. #notthatthereisanythingwrongwiththat)

note in photos below- cabinets are not quite done, a couple of spacers, pieces of crown and a few handles to go yet..

Having a real pantry.. with dovetail birch drawers.. its just crazy to think about.

No more tiny galley kitchen with zero counter space, total of 3 (ok.. 5) cabinets.. no more storing many items on a window bench, or on top of the fridge, on the more oversized fridge that doesn’t fit. Gone are the days when kitchens were hidden behind closed doors. Now they are the heart of the home, the heartbeat.. the show piece.. and this one is definitely going to be a show piece with a big ole heartbeat.

we are both so very pleased by the craftsmanship on the insides of the cabinets. Opening drawers will be a fun past time. I mean.. look at that dovetail!

One more exciting thing happened today.. the stone on the exterior was delivered first thing this morning and our mason got to work immediately, getting a large portion completed on the first day.

The pink house will soon be a distant memory..

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. Oh my, Oh my, Oh my! i am actually crying looking at this. I am so over the top happy for you You have waited a long time for a useful kitchen and I KNOW you will use this. I am so jealous (in a very good way) of your pantry and beautiful cabinets! Dreams do come true don’t they.


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