To be honest, I am exhausted. I am tired of living in a construction zone. I am tired of not having a kitchen and cobbling meals together in a space more dysfunctional than my kitchen ever was considered....sigh
The installation of the recessed lights was a fun exercise in math and patience. We have 5 lights installed. I based the calculations for spacing of manufacturer recommendations and my preference. The center of the lights are spaced to hit the edge of the counter, which is supposed to avoid weird shadows. This was 25 inches from the wall. From the side walls they were supposed to be offset 12-18 inches and 18-24 inches between lights. Weeellllll, that didn't quite work out because the 2nd story joists were not equally spaced. A couple of the cavities required a sander to the housing could fit. Mathematically, the fixtures are not perfect but they are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I doubt once everything is installed and painted, that anyone will notice the imperfections. Oh yeah, my light fixture I ordered had a snafu--I was sent the wrong one. The correct one is en route and should be here in 7 business days. sheesh
The sub-floor has been installed. And I have to say--It looks like bamboo! If I had known it looked so nice, I would have left it exposed and varnished it. As a matter of fact the hubbs bet my step-dad that is what I want to do, haha. I guess he knows me! However, since I already had the linoleum we are moving forward with that. The hubbs and my step-Dad installed rosin paper to protect the sub-floor from the mess of installing drywall.
So no Christmas dinner in the new kitchen. The default plan is to have dinner at the kids house. I know as soon as the drywall goes in the project will pick up speed. Fingers crossed we can get back on track and finish this without further delays. I think a finished kitchen would make a GREAT anniversary gift (Valentine's Day) ... ok ST. Paddy's Day?... um ..Easter?
Hopefully next post will see more changes and I can have lots of things crossed off the list!