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Fire yesterday, water today. And yet, a sad story.

It’s finally, really, almost finished. Fire yesterday, water today. As of tonight, I can cook over an open flame, put stuff down the disposal, and use the dishwasher. No more Teflon-coated electric wok, no more washing dishes in the shower, right?

So I stopped at the store on the way home from a very long day at work to get beer so I could have my favorite supper: beer and popcorn. But not only could I not find any popcorn, I couldn’t find the popcorn popper either. Good thing there were two episodes of Glee on the DVR to console me.

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All that’s left is screwing in the pulls, finding some damn undercounter lights, and punch list things. Oh, yeah, and finding a table to fit the completely bizarre space for it.

There are mistakes, that’s for sure. But I really can’t believe how wonderful it is. The blue is perfect, and the main excuse for the whole thing — no counter space — is really, truly, much improved. Seems like there’s a place to put something down everywhere I turn.

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Color happy

One day I will put all these kitchen pics in order — but here you can enjoy the time-lapsed progress of just one day.

All of a sudden the cul-de-sac was full of trucks again. Counters, appliances and electric. Most of what’s left is hooking things up and fixing mistakes.

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Light — morning v night, flash v no flash, lights on v off — makes a huge, wonderful difference.

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and other things I desire to have

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Week 23: Kitchen construction begins

Day 1: demo kitchen. Day 2: wake sleeping concertgoers at 9 am–with a jackhammer to remove slate floor and 3 inches of concrete below it. Day 3: frame kitchen and clean up. Day 4: install all new subfloors. Day 5: rest and wait for electrical rough on Tuesday.

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Living with boys

“Tom already called first poop.”  This is what Warren said when I told him the plumber was at home installing the toilet and faucets. This is the world I live in, folks.

Dan still has no terlet. I had to pay $411 to special order it today because of that 10-inch rough thing.

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The little things are killing me

Looked in the bathroom yesterday and realized I hadn’t picked trim colors. Honestly, at one point that would’ve been what I thought of first. Kids’ bathroom is getting white. I think I’m going to paint the trim in Dan’s bathroom the same color as the cabinet — what do you think?

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Mostly all good

Tile’s pretty much finished. Now I’m just second guessing a few of the details.

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Just have to talk with the builder about what to do for all these unfinished edges. And decide if I want to regrout the marble floor tile with a lighter color. I chose that beadboard vanity cabinet before I knew how busy the floor would be, and the gray grout makes it even worse.

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