It’s painfully slow. But the cabinet-maker was out today, and did the pantry overhaul. This cabinet was divided in half from top to bottom, one side being a broom closet, and the other, a pantry…. if you have a vivid imagination.
It’s still not huge, but this is much improved! My working flours, sugars and spices pretty much will fill the entire “pantry”. But it will be nice to have them all in one place.
The slide out drawers can all be adjusted for height, and they pull completely out so you can get to everything at the very back. I believe each drawer is good for a hundred pounds.
We have two corner cabinets that both had carousels in them, total waste of space in my book, so he removed those and added a shelf to each. We also had a wine rack built-in that got removed as well, and a shelf added to it plus a door made so it’s just another cabinet. However, the stain for the door was a poor match for the kitchen, so I sent it back with him along with another cabinet door for hopefully a better match.
The tile man is coming on Wednesday! I think it will be a two-day job for him, but I am so looking forward to having my kitchen back again, it’s been about two months now since we started this!
I don’t know if I mentioned it on here or not, I’ve signed up for a couple of creative writing classes that I’m really enjoying (and where my energy has been directed). I can’t quilt because half the contents of the kitchen are all over the garage where my longarm is… and at this point, when the kitchen is done I’m going to tear apart the garage and reorganize it. And my longarm is going to get a long overdue spa session before I even think about turning it on again.
Jim and I started on the fall yard and garden cleanup this weekend, and have placed the twenty-five blueberry plants that survived around the yard where they will be planted. Next weekend, we hope to start on that. We’ll be using the backhoe to plant them as that’s just too many holes to dig by hand, and the auger is up at the land.
I have a feeling spring will be upon us before we finish our fall chore list