|Old Kitchen’s Yellow Counter and Tiles Dominate Cobalt Blue Accessories|
|Display Showing Voltages of the Two Batteries and the Current (Amps) to the LED Lights|
|Perspective View of New Kitchen Layout|
Linoleum Examples from 1931 to the Shag Era
February 24, 2013: Late this afternoon I received a call that the truck contracted to deliver our new appliances was 15 minutes away. When asked why they didn't give me more time to prepare, the driver told me it was not his job. He was only responsible for delivery. The day after Thanksgiving we had ordered a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave oven for amazingly low prices and postponed delivery to as far in the future as they allowed: three months and then we forgot about it – thinking they would let us know when they were ready to deliver the items. I had time to empty only our seventy year old electric range before the truck arrived. They carried out the stove after they had me remove both the main and storm doors to the kitchen so they wouldn’t scratch one of the new appliances. I had to sign off that we’d keep the other appliances so they could be paid without having carted them off. I had hoped to have the local utility dispose of our old refrigerator but that energy efficiency improvement program had expired in January. Craig’s List enabled us to sell it for $100 and we were happy to have the extra room to work on the floor of the kitchen. I’ll miss all the photos on the old refrigerator door that have been banned from the shiny stainless steel doors of its replacement.
|Old Electric Range on the Way Out|
|Last View of Photo Covered Fridge|
|Insuring Level Floor Joists While Installing New Plywood|
|The Finished Maple Floor with the Hearth at the Upper Left|
March 14, 2013: Cabinets arrived! During the next two weeks I plumbed the sink and dishwasher, using plywood for the counter. Though I wanted to give our old yellow counter one last hurrah, it was not allowed back into the kitchen, even for the two weeks it took to finish the granite pieces so they exactly matched the installed cabinets, walls and windows. We had lived more than a month without a kitchen sink and dishwasher and were very tired of washing dishes in the bathroom sink.
|The New Cherry Cabinets with Some of the Lights Visible|
|Volga Blue Granite Showing Iridescent Blue Streaks|