Renovation Week 24: Now Sit Right Back

We must be getting close to the end one way or the other; our contractors have started taking away tools that they’ve been storing in my garage for months. That has to mean something.

When last we spoke, the critical path for this project went directly through the island cabinets that were being built. Without them, the countertop people won’t finish their templates. Without the countertops we can’t install sinks and final plumbing, or do the tile backsplash. Without the island, the Minnow would be lost.

(Previously.)

[Paragraphs describing anguished emails and phone calls with the cabinet maker explaining why we absolutely needed these cabinets delivered this week redacted]

The week was quiet until Friday morning, when the island was delivered and installed:

Imagine a microwave in the end here, and a small sink in the middle.

Imagine a microwave in the end here, and a small sink in the middle.

This table-end detaches and can be rolled as needed.

This table-end detaches and can be rolled as needed.

Countertops for this will be templated first thing Monday, and we’re hoping that they can fabricate things quickly and get them installed. We’re still missing the two access panel doors on the main unit.

I finally rescued all my cookbooks from storage and put them on the new built-in shelves:

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(Ice cream and reference at eye-height)

(Ice cream and reference at eye-height)

On Saturday, Keenan and I installed the entryway cabinets that we got on our death-defying trip to Philadelphia a few weeks ago:

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It’s starting to look like people live here.

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