Tuesday, August 30

G is for Gutted!

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Replaced!

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Things are getting pretty serious now! Yesterday we spent a long hard day removing the sink, boiler and granite worktops. The necessary plumbing and electrics have been done, ready for the plasterer on Thursday. I am without a sink but the dishwasher remains.......I am hanging onto that until the last possible moment I can tell you!
Our pals Spud and Tony are here today building the units.... we'll just see how things go.
Remaining calm and collected - be it a tad tired I am just getting on with matters, knowing all will be so much better very soon.
Next post will feature the plastered walls.......
watch this space!

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39 comments:

  1. seriusly, your efforts are quite admirable, but it would make me depressed to live in the chaos wait - I just reatrranged stuff in the living room; it is in chaos!

    ROG. ABC Wednesday team

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  2. I think it helps that there is just the 2 of us Roger - I can't believe the preparation we have done - all heavy dirty stuff too - things can only get better - I HOPE! lol!

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  3. I meant to ask, during all these changes, have you found things you thought lost forever? It always seems to happen with us.

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  4. Shooting parrots - I lost the key to the patio doors a week or so ago. The very minute the new door was fitted I found the key! No job for it now! lol!

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  5. Its amazing how *lost* things turn up when you don't need them. I am referring to shooting parrot's comment.
    Now I will have to visit her blog as that name has intrigued me.
    Can't wait to see the final finishes (though as you know....... I liked your kitchen before!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  6. Hi Maggie
    Indeedy - I know you liked the original units but believe me after 20 years they have doe us proud and are being reused - the new units will be easier to keep clean and are more efficinet - you'll see I promise xxxxx

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  7. Cannot wait for more pictures of the super-slim you in the super-efficient new kitchen.
    well done on the weight loss and decluttering!

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  8. big difference love your poetry always have--the picture was taken in the park a block from my house Whistler duck

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  9. Glad it is only the kitchen that is gutted and the walls that are plastered - thought it might be you after all that work.

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  10. Okay now...do you always feed the cat on the countertop?

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  11. Angela
    Oh as soon as there is any progress the photos will be posted!

    ibeati
    I just love that photo.

    Weaver
    lol - there is time yet wouldn't you agree?

    Ethel
    yes - we have to feed her on the countertop - she shares the home with 2 german shepherds - in the past they have eaten all her food so we feed her quickly and at least we know she is getting her fair share! lol!

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  12. How exciting, I love it when the plasterers come, although they are the messiest trade!

    yes hanging on to the dishwasher is the antidote to madness x

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  13. I have lived through so many remodels... my x always had to fix up our home then sell them to move on to the next one.... got "old" really fast for me.
    I love your new door and window. All will get better soon and just in time to get nice warm and snuggley for winter.

    cheers, parsnip

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  14. Helloooooooo, Deniiiiiiiiise, Denise, Denise.
    Hey, it echoes in this kitchen!
    Jane x

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  15. Kath
    Oh yes - definitely! Looking forward to Thursday night - when all will be done.

    parsnip
    Yes - it does make such a difference - and so much more secure too. Will look good when done.

    Jane & Chris
    hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! lol!

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  16. Don't very often get to say "G is for gutted" do we? A great use of the letter. :o)
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  17. Your patience is amazing and and it must be tiring to go through all the major/minor details!! Your spirit has not abated ever since the renovation work started!!

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  18. Looking forward to seeing what you've chosen!
    Dan
    -x-

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  19. kay
    It just so happened? lol! Next week thankfully H is for Holiday!!! Again - how timely is that eh?

    Nanka

    I guess not - but I am at the point now where the next real job I do is to fill my new kitchen! Now THAT will be good.

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  20. I know from experience it's quite traumatic having a kitchen completely refitted but it's so worth it. Can't wait to see yours when it's finally finished. :)

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  21. I've just moved house, so I know the agony of chaos... Hold on... this too shall pass.

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  22. I have been enjoying watching this progression from afar!

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  23. What fun to follow the progress!!
    G is for...

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  24. lots of work going on there, I have live without a kitchen and it's not nice!
    Going to be all worth it in the end though.
    xxx

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  25. Whew, I get exhausted just looking at your pictures. What amazing work is being done. It will be so worth it when finished.

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  26. What a feeling of accomplishment when this project is finished.

    Oh my goodness, can't wait to see the final kitchen!

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  27. What is it they say? "It's always darkest before the dawn." Soon the sun will be shining brightly down on your newly refurbished kitchen!

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  28. Still Going Great Guns I see!

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  29. I can't wait to see the final result soon!

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  30. I remember living in such chaos for years while my parents were building their house. But it was worth it and so your chaos will be :)

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  31. What a huge job you've undertaken - it's going to be so beautiful when it's completed. You'll love it!

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  32. I am so envious you get to redo your kitchen. Mine needs it too! Your kitty looks happy eating up there. And....what's cooking in the oven? Is it ready yet? :)

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  33. Love the 'Out with the old' feeling but could not cope with the gutting all around.Will we not see stage 2 til P?

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  34. It's amazing what we can put up with when we can see the end in sight . . . keep smiling:-)

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  35. What a treat it will be when everything has been replaced! Great shots of the process!

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  36. Now that we've seen the "before"...I can't wait so see the "after." I just hope we don't have to wait for the next "A" round!

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  37. Without a sink! I would leave home and take the dogs with me! LOL!

    Wow, I don't envy you all the hassle, but just think of the end result.

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