We have a majority done but we still have so far to go. I have yet to hear from our counter top company to setup the installation so it is looking more and more like we won’t have it the day before Thanksgiving *sigh* I was hoping Paul could plumb that whole weekend so we could get final inspection from the township and our 3rd party inspector and so we’d have a dishwasher and sink.
Other things include building out the window casing, install and paint the crown molding, open shelving for the sink area, source and install the back splash and baseboards. We need to find some local mill shops to see if they’ll have our baseboards otherwise we’ll be getting a custom router bit. I want 3/4″ thick baseboards! I asked some friends about this and they think it would be worth the effort, even if it takes much longer and the kitchen won’t quite be ‘finished’. I also still can’t locate beveled tile locally and if I order online, it’ll be about $400. Decisions, decisions!
Did I mention we’re still committing to our dinner club through all this? Indeed, we are – the weekend after Thanksgiving! We love our friends and this is the last one until 2011. Paul will make his beef tenderloin that I am very much looking forward to. I’ll be getting some Chinet – these people are worth it LOL
We use the Alton Brown recipe here If you are afraid to ruin this expensive cut of meat, don’t be anymore. This is a HUGE crowd pleaser. I love having with with baked sweet potatoes and some garlicy green beans or cranberry-apple stuffed acorn squash.