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April 20, 2007



You and Martin are a complete inspiration. My husband and I (make that mostly my husband) are re-doing our kitchen as well, in a 1940's summer house that got an update in the seventies, just in time for really ugly formica. Reading your posts is such a hoot, and as I say, inspiring. Thanks and keep on.


I'm exhausted just reading this...kudos to you and Martin! I know what you mean about the gas thing...scares the hell out me.


I had a similar weekend, in which "just a few things before the inspection" turned out to be all-day propositions.

Our argument was over whether a basement ceiling really NEEDS to be flat, or if it's okay to have a five inch strip that's 2 inches lower than the rest of the area.

To top it all off, the lovely barbacoa beef that I was making for dinner burned to the bottom of the pan when I left it too long. Pizza and beer for everyone. Sigh.

Good luck getting everything finished up!


Oh Ellen, I hear your pain! As soon as I find the time I can tell y'all about our gas leak and the floor tiles we had to rip out at 11:30 last night. I can't believe I thought that I'd have a sink and stove again by now! I am such a sucker!

Katie Nicoll

This is the reason why you need contractors to do the kind of labor you won't manage to do just by yourself, due to their knowledge in their craft. But at some point, doing projects like this increases the spirit of camaraderie with each other (if you're working with friends and family).

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