We are in our house and getting settled. We now have a fridge, a working dishwasher, and back pain.
Oh, the back pain.
I've been spending my free time opening boxes and deciding where important things should go for the rest of their lives. It's very strenuous.
The potato masher needs a good home, people!
The kitchen is the only place I am even close to being done. The living room is a near second. The Guy has organized and unpacked his office, and is now fixing and installing little things around the house.
We will be fully settled someday. In time for my retirement party, I assume.
In case you forget, this is the layout of my kitchen. You enter from the foyer on the left hand side and come straight into the kitchen. It stretches from one end of the house to the other and is bathed in southern light.
It's exactly what I wanted.
The island is a thing of beauty. It is shiny and lovely and enormous. It is 8 feet long and 4 feet wide and has SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!
|The accent wall with my paintings|
and THE ISLAND
In the island is a deep sink with an awesome faucet that does all sorts of neat things. I'm super paranoid about water spots and scratches right now, so I'm being fanatical about wiping every droplet.
It also has a working dish washer. That was a bit of a struggle to get, so I'm thankful it's there.
I am still in awe that I no longer have to wash by hand.
So much in awe.
Fridge and Stove
My fridge is also now present and working. After over a week of going to the garage to get anything resembling food, I have been excited to put things in a shiny new refrigerator.
It takes so little to please me.
Small minds and the like.
I also now have a stove! It is gas and shiny and easy to use.
Despite one small mishap when I forgot I had something on the stove and burnt it to a crisp, it has been a wonderful addition in our lives. I love using it and am almost excited to MAKE stuff.
Anyone who knows my hatred of all things cooking will be amused by this.
|Pantry door and stove|
I explained to someone today that I have been planning the organization of this kitchen for 6 months now. It's only fair I get to really do it up right.
I have shelf liners in every drawer and cupboard and I have everything organized based on type, purpose, and amount of use.
I'm a big nerd. I'm aware.
|Pot drawers are amazing|
I cannot express to you the joy I have found in pot drawers. I have 6 of them and I'm in love.
I only have 6 pots, so I could do one in each!
I haven't, but I could.
Instead, I have drawers of plastic happiness (what my Dad calls Tupperware - it amuses me), a drawer for our toasters, and drawers for things I never knew could go in drawers.
I'm in my happy place.
I have not organized the pantry yet, but I will get there eventually. I am waiting on a couple of turning tray thingies that I'm forcing my brother to foray into Ikea to pick up for me and then I can go to town.
One room down, a zillion to go.