I didn't write yesterday because I lost track of time thinking about what's left to do with home repair. My spouse and I had a long conversation about the pros and cons of certain kinds of microwaves and the over-the-stove space where we'll put it. It's interesting to think about having a convection oven as part of the microwave. Would I use the convection oven part? Would it be more energy efficient to bake a cake there than to heat up the whole stove?
Will I ever bake a cake again?
Before I knew it, the morning had slipped away. It was time for my afternoon hair appointment--but sadly, not before we discovered that the dryer wasn't working. Yes, the dryer that's part of the washer-dryer combo that we bought 2 months ago. Grrr. One step forward, ever sliding back.
But as anyone who has a house or a car or a vehicle or a life of any kind knows, there will always be the work of maintenance to do, the work of restoration, the work of planning ahead. So, before I slip into despair, let me remind myself of what we've accomplished this week:
Below is the before shot, the empty space:
But these long shots don't show much. Here's a close up:
We thought we'd leave the space by the stove empty (the lower right part of the picture), but our new table fits there neatly. We have an eat-in kitchen! We can move the table out when we entertain.
I am in love with the color of the cabinets. I am in love with the easy close doors and drawers.
I am interested to see how it will all look with a counter on top. I hope we can find a manufacturer who can do it:
Here's the backsplash that we're thinking about:
Same pattern, different finish:
When I think about the disaster that our house was a year ago, I'm amazed at the progress we've made. I am so hoping that it continues!