It's hard to get REALLY excited yet about things because at this point they're doing all the background work... i.e. plumbing, electric, putting in posts for the new walls, etc. But you can definitely see some progress!
I posted the bar tile and sink I purchased and I told you about the economic $98 faucet I was getting... but then we learned that we weren't going to have hot water in the bar (and we don't really need it) so we didn't need a two handle faucet. And there was one I loved and Daniel liked it. So we got it. And I think I'm in love with an appliance. Now, we're just gonna hope it is functional. :)
Also, since we can't do the "leveling" of the house, we have been brainstorming ways to make it seem less tilted and we're visually hoping to do that by adding a small island in the middle of the kitchen. We're already adding a seated bar, but this will give me more counter space (because I have almost as much counter space as my sister... see the pic of her apt "kitchen" below) and drawers and another small seating area! I think I'm going to do a light stain on the top and I've got to figure out what color to paint the base. Island is from Furniture in the Raw and I got an extra $55 off because it was the floor model. Whoot!
In order to show Daniel that it would fit, I taped off the kitchen today and texted him a pic. Thank you, technology for allowing me to spend money faster than the average bear.
(Kate's "kitchen" where she frequently serves up gourmet... wine?)
I guess the only thing left to show you is how we are living in the midst of all this. Thankfully, the shed is holding ALL of the furniture and a ton of other stuff from the front two bedrooms and we checked after the storm today and no rain got in! The REST of the stuff... in our bedroom. Why yes, that IS box springs and a mattress set up on the floor of our room. Thank you so much for asking!
(I posted this one in the large size so you can click through to see some of the wonderous details... i.e. a ginormous Kermit the Frog holding a throw pillow. And a Christmas moose atop my bookshelf. You know, good stuff like that.)
Do y'all even care about any of this? Is anyone out there listening? Papa can you heeeeear meeeeee?
Let me know if you care to read by leaving a comment on this one post. Because I can certainly spend my time working on my elaborate spreadsheets that Dandoo is making me keep... and that I now secretly/publicly adore. Almost... ALMOST as much as my faucet.