Monday, January 3, 2011
Christmas morning we took a little time off to open gifts. We started cutting tile, then joined friends for Christmas dinner.
Wednesday (12/29), we got a call from Lowes asking to deliver the refrigerator that day. We had originally planned to run down to the court house to get married, but decided to wait for the refrigerator. The wedding could wait till Thursday. We glued down the remaining tiles while we waited.
Thursday (12/30) we ran down to the court house and got our marriage license, ran home and grouted the left half of the counter, got married, celebrated over lunch with our witnesses, then grouted the right half of the counter. We are, if anything, efficient people.
Friday (12/31) we cleaned the tile and grout. We shopped all over for trim and finally settled on some. The trim has been the most frustrating part. We had to rent a saw to do the miter cuts. It went well enough, but we simply aren't happy with the material we chose and will at some point be replacing it.
Sunday (1/2), John and I slaved to finalize the project. We cleaned every inch of the kitchen. John mopped the floors twice. I treated all the cabinet surfaces with oil. We dusted and vacuumed the entire house. We reorganized cabinents and washed EVERY dish, pot, pan, utensil... everything. And it was worth every second. Our kitchen is glorious! We are both very proud of how this project came out.
What!!! No picture of the new refrigerator....? Of course there's a picture of the frig!