In these past weeks, my family received some news about a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer, and my attention has been on helping to elevated the stress on the caregiver and being positive towards my loved one who must face surgery very soon. We all remain positive and pray that things will go well during the surgery and recovery period.
I will be leaving for on a European river cruise to visit the Christmas markets along the Rhine starting December 2 and returning home December 16. I have started to gather my clothes for the trip, the color palette seems to be black, gray, white, with a pop of red. I'm hoping I will be able to combine different pieces for several outfits. It is hard to pack for a two week trip and only be able to have a suitcase that weighs fifty pounds.
As for my kitchen remodel, all I can say is, WILL IT EVER BE FINISHED! Week four, all the cabinets, were hung and leveled, and the granite company came and measured for the counter tops.
Week six was exciting, the counter tops were installed, the sink and the appliances were delivered.
I was very happy when the kitchen sink had the faucet installed, and the plumbing was hooked up!!!!
detested did not like drinking water from the bathroom sink and washing my dishes in a dishpan in the bathtub, so running water in the kitchen was wonderful.
This week the refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave were all hooked up, and as I write this, my neighbor and friend, who is doing all the electrical work, is putting in an outlet so that my garbage disposal can be plugged in.
Yesterday, Bob the Builder finished installing the molding above the cabinets, and LeRoy hooked up my new kitchen light.
I am anxious for my stove to be hooked up, but will remain in the middle of my kitchen floor until the backsplash is installed next week.
Soon these boxes and bags that contain the necessary items for my backsplash will be gone.
And these tiles will soon fill the space between my counter top and the bottom of my cabinets.
Just a few more things will need to be done to the cabinets before I can start putting my kitchen cabinets back together.
Monday I will be boarding a train for a day trip to downtown Chicago to see the Macy Christmas window display and have lunch in the legendary Walnut Room.
I hope to see you all on Tuesday, thanks for being patient with me during my absence.