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Week Three of Kitchen Reno Complete

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The cabinets to the right and left of where the sink will be are the wrong cabinets, they are supposed to be glass fronted. ARRRGGHH! I noticed the error after they were up. It will be another 3-4 weeks to get the correct cabinets, and they can swap them out easily, or so they say. It's starting to look like a kitchen.

I have often said that one of the most important things I learned while losing weight was patience, and that patience is being tested. I weigh exactly the same this morning as I did the day it all got underway 3 weeks ago, so even though one thing isn't going exactly as planned, my food plan is right on track. Three weeks in and we have not eaten out or gotten carry out even once. I wish the contractor were as organized as I am. He sees the job as subcontractor by subcontractor. I see it meal by meal.

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CELIAMINER 8/1/2013 12:27PM

    Sorry it's such a pain, but it is looking good.

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MCJULIEO 7/31/2013 11:02AM


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PINKNFITCARLA 7/29/2013 11:59PM

    Looking good and good for you for sticking to your plan even when the kitchen hasn't gone exactly as planned!

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SHARON10002 7/29/2013 11:11PM

    It's lookin' good! I'm amazed that you got through all of this without a kitchen, and a stove and frig!
Hope your glass cabinets come sooner than they are predicting.

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MILLIFRED 7/29/2013 11:15AM

    Kitchen renovations have to be the hardest to deal with. I am so glad our was done by my own private contractor, my husband! He is not a carpenter by trade but really is very reliable and also very fast. I love my new kitchen and will post a picture of it when it recovers from my recent food preservation endeavors. It really looks quite similar to yours other then wall color

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/28/2013 2:52PM

    It already looks good to me. I'm amazed at how you have managed meals.

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JOANNS4 7/27/2013 10:20PM

    emoticon It will be worth it in the end. I learned when we had our house built, lived on the property in a trailer so we could watch each step they took how very much I had to be patient. How exciting to get a new kitchen.

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AJDOVER1 7/27/2013 6:04PM

    I so admire how you know yourself so well and were able to plan for this upheaval in your daily life. So much is out of your control, but you're doing great with everything you can.

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DARLENEK04 7/27/2013 5:28PM

    Maybe subcontract someone to light a fire under him??????

I hate having stuff like this done...although I would like
the glass front doors, since it would lighten our kitchen up
a lot....

First, we are going to attack the shower....neither of us like
the way it is built, and fortunately we have a close friend who
is a master plumber and said he would be happy to do this...

I also think we should take the gigantic huge tub out of
DAvids' bathroom and put in a shower in there also.

He likes that idea, of course, so when we do it, will have
both replaced.

Love and blessings Nell, glad you are a strong-principled

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TRAVELGRRL 7/27/2013 2:40PM

    Yes, I CERTAINLY can see how you view the process as "meal by meal!"

My sister had her son renovate her kitchen and it took him a YEAR because he didn't work on it very often. I just cannot imagine how she managed, a YEAR without a sink or a stove! She did have her fridge and microwave though, and washed dishes in the laundry tub. Yuck!

You are doing well maintaining your weight -- and your SANITY!

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NASFKAB 7/27/2013 1:36PM

  stay patient its worth so much

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DR1939 7/27/2013 1:28PM

    Talk to them about doing a custom job and putting the glass in. I wanted a glass door on my office. They didn't come in the correct size so they took out the interior panel of one that fit, added wood dividers, and put in glass panes. Looks great! They should do this for no added cost as it is their fault the correct cabinet doors were not ordered.

BTW,it is looking great!

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GABY1948 7/27/2013 11:00AM

    You are doing emoticon and one day you will look back and it will just be a memory and you will have stayed the same as always!

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JEANNE229 7/27/2013 8:00AM

    It never goes smoothly, but I'm so impressed you can stay on track without a kitchen and with those frustrations. Patience IS the key. Nothing you can do about what you have no control over. You have such an amazing handle on you!

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KELLIEBEAN 7/27/2013 7:17AM

    Congratulations! This will all be over soon and it will be beautiful!

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LADYRH 7/27/2013 6:09AM

    emoticon job, remember this will be over soon.

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