Today, finally, commences the long-awaited remodeling project that David and I have been planning, haltingly, for several years. I am at the moment awaiting the early-morning arrival of the contractor who will shortly begin to tear apart our kitchen.
The plan is ambitious - completely gut and rebuild the kitchen and butler's pantry; completely remodel one bathroom; and a minor change to the other bathroom to accomodate the laundry, which is moving out of the butler's pantry.
We live in a condo, and we'll be living with this construction all summer. Demetrius too; I hope it doesn't stress him out too much. Last weekend we moved everything out of the kitchen; we now have a makeshift kitchenette set up in the living room with the bare essentials - microwave, coffee maker, toaster, rice cooker. If they can't move our fridge (the only appliance we are keeping) to an accessible spot, we'll get a little dorm fridge too.
I took a whole lot of "before" pictures, at my mother's suggestion, to remind me later what the kitchen was like before the work began. I'd like to post those here - but David is out of town, and it looks like he took the camera - not to mention the camera's USB cable - with him. So the pictures will have to wait. Watch this space - and the new "Geek of Remodeling" category - for updates as the work progresses.