Tuesday Jim Purcell came to install the countertops and sink. It's Granola Corian and I really like it. Wednesday Mike Chamberlin and Antonio came to finish up the cabinets. They put in the cabinet over the microwave and mounted the microwave. They put up two little shelves for the phone and base unit and a shelf over the refrigerator bumpout. They installed the three drawer cabinet in the corner over the countertop. They put in drawer dividers and spice racks in the spice cabinet over the baking center and tidied up everything with shoe molding and trim.
There were 44 in attendance at the Fetty holiday dinner this year. Everybody brought their specialties and the food was GREAT!!! The kids had a great time and of course there was the traditional white elephant gift exchange. Chuck and three of his boys came in from Texas and we were all thrilled to see how they had grown up (Chuck too )
Three boys with wives and kids in tow came to dinner on Thanksgiving. Matt and Marian, Dean, Olivia, Grant and Charlotte came Wednesday evening and stayed until Saturday. Rusty and Cara, Anna, Leah and Bethany stayed with the Campbells but had dinner with us and came back to our house after the WV trip for a kids frolick on Friday. Nathan and Lisa, Elena and Jillian came over for dinner and on Saturday to play with the Richmond cousins. We had pumpkin cheesecake for celebrating birthdays for Ben, Nathan, Evelyn, and Elena all within 8 days. Elena blew out the candle.
Yesterday Mike and Bob brought the new custom cabinets and installed them.
They also took out the hated corner cabinet and revamped it.
The color and style exactly match the original cabinets (the color in my pix doesn't look like it, but they DO) and we love them. They still have to install the small cabinet over the microwave, the three drawer unit in the corner, the shelf over the refrigerator bumpout and the shelves in the corner for the phone. They'll do all that after the counter and sink are put in which hopefully will be next week. Lynn brought the stove in last night so that I can cook again and have turkey for Thanksgiving. It will have to be removed to install the counters. The refrigerator is staying in the livingroom until after the counters are in. Mike after after a hard day's work.
Before I finished all the painting, I was already sick of the green which turned out much darker when seen on a whole wall than it appeared on a little chip....so back to the drawing board. After deciding on Granola as the color for the countertop, we chose "vanillin" as the wall color, kind of a cream with a touch of peach. Jim Purcell is doing the countertops with Corian and is shown here making the template. He's ready to do it but the color is backordered and will be until after Thanksgiving before he can get it and install it. :(
Lynn finished installing the new lights and painting the ceiling. He also changed a bunch of the electrical stuff. We put up border with a leaf motif and carried it on to the switch plates ( that may or may not stay - we're trying it out to see if we like it or if it's too weird). We brought the new microwave in and put it on the counter to use until it can be installed above the stove. The stove is now gone and we're operating on nuking, crockpoting, rotisserie, takeout and sandwiches until the stove can be put in.
The guys from Potomac Tile and Carpet came today to install the floor. They put down a thin layer of plywood and then the Permastone. The color is "Lavastone" and is gray/green/brown.
Cabinets are due to go in Monday we think. Lynn says we can move the new stove into the kitchen temporarily for Thanksgiving cooking but take it into the diningroom for installing the countertops whenever that happens.