4/12/2002

Not much Kitchen news today but I do have some killer links.
Random Link Blog of the Day

4/11/2002

Kitchen Update
Check out Kitchen Part IV - 041002 for some groovy pics of what's going on.

And Dave has sent in this gem of a link entitled, "I'm a Cow".

Random Link & Blog of the Day.

4/10/2002

Kitchen now is full of holes and the electrics are roughed in. Check out Kitchen Part III - 040902 for full disclosure. When we got home we couldn't even get into the kitchen! It was all blocked off and full of stuff. DOH! I hope I can do some laundry this weekend. It looks like the plumber may have been back as well and they may have gotten the water for the fridge from the source near the washer and dryer. No worries. That's where they were supposed to get it and the fridge has an entire filtration system and purifier. OH YEAH!

Bathroom Break, Boss? Jason Butler always has something interesting to read over at jpbutler.com. Bathroom Break, Boss? is one of the more interesting I've read in a long time.

Linked off of BBBoss is this gem, writings and ramblings. My god I don't know if any of my faithful readers know but I was the Chief designer at abuzz.com. After reading writings and ramblings I can only imagine what would have happened without our moderators.

Random Link & Blog of the Day

4/09/2002

Kitchen is going well! We arrived home last night and the old kitchen was just gone. Our contractor Matt Matheson did a fanastic job with almost no dust to speak of anywhere in the condo. NICE! The appliances are moved out front and we are pretty excited about seeing the old walls and former "kitchens" that were there before.

If you look at the second set of photos in the links below you'll see the old floor and the old wallpaper etc. from the 1930's and earlier. There has been at least 2 kitchens in there before us. Totally wild.Kitchen Crisis of the Day
Contractor called and the fridge we picked out is 1/4" too large to fit through the entryway! DOH! We need to rip off some sheet rock so it will fit and be 29 1/2" in width. So now we can't donate the all the appliances this week and have the new ones delivered. He doesn't want to have to move and take off the doors on the new fridge himself and be responsible. So I called and resheduled the delivery and he's going to do all the finish work except the door frame until the 25th so then when Sears delivers the appliances they will cart them through the doorway and install them and he won't have to bother. Nice.

Gaming News
Everquest for PS2!!! I knew it! I have been saying if they didn't do this with the broadband then they were indeed nuts. This will keep the PS2 and any other system in business that Sony makes over the next 10 years. If Sony keep up backwards compatibility they all future PlayStations will be able to access and play EQ. They can then make newer versions for each system and keep growing the base and eventually merge all the MMORPG stuff together.

Fun Links
Blog of the day: All that Glitters And of course the Random Link

4/08/2002

Welcome to another Monday here on the planet Earth.

I'm very excited this week about something other than work, games, or even the next Star Wars movie - our kitchen is finally under construction! That's right over the next 1.5 months more things will go wrong than right. I'll eat Lean Cuisines until I'm blue in the face because we will have no sink, no appliances, and no fridge (well that's not entirely true we will have a fridge but will be without one for several days here and there).

The crux of the issue is the majority of the kitchen will be finished on the 25th but without countertops we will have no sink. And they can't measure and template the countertops unless they have the cabinets in place. So that put the final kitchen 2-3 weeks after the contractor finishes the work. DOH!

Yesterday and Saturday Maya and I cleaned out the entire kitchen and it was almost like moving except for the fact that we moved most stuff to the back porch and wrapped it in plastic for the next 1.5 months. I will be putting up pictures later tonight if iPhoto doesn't act up any longer (couldn't connect over the weekend) and show you the before, the middle, and the after, and perhaps a little after the after.

Here's the rough schedule:
  • April 8th-16th: Tear out cabinets and do wiring/plumbing

  • April 12th: Appliances removed

  • April 14th: Appliances Delivered

  • April 18th-25: Install Cabinets and paint - etc.

  • April 25 - Mid May: Countertops

  • Finish Date: 15th May or 21st?
Fun Links
Today's Blog of the fun: Yummy Pi and of course the treasured Random Link! (it's back and in Blog form!