Sunday, November 22, 2009

Reno Diary : Six

Is it just me, or does every Sunday come in the blink of an eye?
Lovely Peggy Porschen joined us at the school this weekend - so I had to divert a lot of my attention from the renovations, over to Peggy and her class. It was an amazing class, but I'll save the details for another blog.

Our shiny new triple sink is in and it comes with a fabulous spray attachment that should be fun to use! At least - once we get it installed?!? Right now it looks like there is a giraffe rising up from the sink - the hose pushes up into the ceiling tiles, and we even need a stool to use the sprayer. Keith is looking into this for us - but apparently the pipe has "threads" so its not as simple as cutting the pipe (because what is simple these days!), instead we have to call the manufacturer to inquire about different lengths. Note to renovator patrons: Remember to be diligent and approve everything before installation!

Sandi, (the architect,) chatted with the building inspector who confirmed that as long as our exit signs are up and working and the new emergency-safe door has been ordered, we can use our beautiful new kitchen!

Next on the list... LISTS! Shopping LISTS!

The NEW KTICHEN - Stainless steels tables (but how many and what size?), stools (the endless challenge of finding the perfect 8 hour stool" that doesn't take up too much room and is comfy - and once we find those - how many do we buy?!?), fridges (yes - another one), freezer, shelving, bathroom towel dispenser, storage units for tools and supplies... and wait... where do we keep our many baking pans?!?? Overwhelmed - onto the next list.

Big BOX Store Stuff - Fluorescent light bulbs, garbage cans, squirrel and racoon proof garbage bins (tough lessons have been learned!)...

SIGNAGE - Follow up with our designer for the exterior window signage and order an awning for the school entrance.

That's about it for now. It's hard to believe that we'll be finished in a couple weeks. Phew - Breathe, Bonnie. Despite a few hiccups, everything seems to be just perfect and now it's time for the finishing touches. My favourite part!


P.S. I'm living for Australia and New Zealand in just over a week!

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