Day 5 in the kitchen and we are coming into the home stretch.
Yes, my refrigerators are still blocking the kitchen.
Yes, that is one stove out of place. But about 2/3 of the floor is now retiled. I expect to be able to cook tonight. It needs to be done, because my holiday food shipment comes tomorrow morning, and you know everyone wants their shrimp on Christmas Eve and yet-to-be-determined Christmas dinner. Yes, my house is so muddled up that I don't even know what I'm cooking this week (sigh).
I will give you a picture of the finished kitchen, but I'm afraid you have to be here to fully appreciate the joy of a floor that's not all cracked up. (Someone cut through a support joist, probably 50 years ago, to move a sink, and that's been causing the floor to flex under the tile. Guess what? Tile doesn't like to flex!). This was a lot more work than my son or husband bargained for.
On a much more cheerful note, my friend Paula sent me a Christmas stocking! Just for me! I pulled the cooking magazine out of it - how could I resist? - but I'm going to be a good girl and put this beautiful stocking on top of the mantle (which is marble, so I can't put nails in it), and wait until Christmas to find out what else is in it.Thank you, Paula, I'm touched by your kindness.