Random 5 for January 23, 2022 – Kitchen, overwhelming, cold, critters, Starbucks

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He’s back! – Broken-hearted window contractor guy is back. For anyone not following my kitchen saga, the hold up for finishing the kitchen is the window over the sink which was ordered last July but never came in. The real … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 16, 2022 – Pictures, spacey, lost, blood, prices

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Rearview – Most of the kitchen renovation is in the rear view window. Only the replacement window (which hasn’t come in and is the hold-up) and the backsplash remain to be done. It was a big job because we relocated … Continue reading

The sisterhood of the traveling sink

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As part of our kitchen project we are getting a beautiful new sink. It’s a farmhouse style in coal black. It’s stunning and we picked our counter colors, faucet and handles to coordinate with it. It was ordered in July … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 26 – Strange times, Trek*, friends, phone, projects

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It was another weird week – Or maybe that’s the new norm. I’ll start with the bad news and go on from there. Saying goodbye to a blogger – If any of you follow Trek*, the American living in Austria, … Continue reading

The carol of the contractors

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As regular readers know, we are in the middle of a kitchen renovation (whining all the way). It’s not quite the reno from hell but close. We started the process in January and were rejected by several kitchen contractors. We … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 5 – Gassy, routines, car noises, business man, assumptions

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There’s a moral here somewhere! – The kitchen has been ripped up for four weeks now. (No, it hasn’t gone fast!) I have 18 inches of counter space (and no nearby sink) to put together meals. We’ve done ok with … Continue reading