Next week the microwave and then…

We wait for the cabinet tops. We are also going to shed some things—going to sell off the Lenox princesses, all but one, and sell off the Russian fairy tale plates, we think. We’ll sell them at Ebay prices, so if perchance any of you are longing for a...

They measured for the cabinets today…

And most everything is in except the microwave installation and the vent work. It’s looking great. Lowes is going to fix everything that’s wrong without charging us anything extra, even taking back the largest cabinet (with no drawers) and giving us one...

The cabinets—

Today we do battle with the sink base, and will be without water in the house until we get it right. If we don’t get it right, we and the cats will be spending the night in a hotel….but we think it should be just an hour’s work to get us the...

They are here—all 23 boxes.

And we thought we’d start with the waste-disposal cabinet (hides the trash)—which turns out, to our surprise, to have a motor. You knee the thing and it powers open. We’re on the phone with the company trying to figure are the slats on the bottom of...

WE HAVE LOCATED THE CABINETS!

They are in town. They will be delivered between 10 and 2 tomorrow. Kudos to Lowe’s, who has chased this matter for 3 weeks now, starting with the company’s squishy ship date, to the fact they were on the road, to the non-fact they were maybe in Spokane,...

The pond has frozen for the first time.

Leaves are still green on the quince, but the wisteria has given up. Meanwhile Jane is still laboring over almost-the-last job we do, until we re-stock/shelve the kitchen. Scott is working for our friends Tim and Cheryl tomorrow, but hopefully (we thought we would...

And…a delay.

The cabinets are not where the store thought they would be. They are still on a truck headed west. They are anticipated to be here Friday, but will not reach our place until Monday or Tuesday next. There is plus and minus to this: the plus is Jane can finish the...

burlap-ing the delicate trees and mulching the roses.

It’s that time of year. Burlap is smelly and sheds and I hate storing it in the house, but when you need it, you need it. Makes a great tree-wrap for mimosas and new Japanese maples. But we’re out. I wrapped Jane’s better of two mimosas and the new...