Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Just We Three - January 6, 2011

2011...Sounds like a Science Fiction Title

It looks to be a very good year.

To the left 5/30/2006
The cabin kitchen. Note the extensive counter space and the beautiful
wall paper. Fast forward to 2011. Yes, that's 5 years in the making.

Many hours and all our vacations and countless dollars...don't ask I don't want to count them.

Let's see, the new windows, the bees in the walls, the insulation, sheet rock, electrical, plumbing, cabinets, lighting, sink, faucet and appliances. Let's not forget the bead board and paint.

If I had an hour for every minute I spent at the hardware store, let's just say for awhile my sister thought I was having an affair with some one at Home Despot. There were days when I thought I'd go mad in the plumbing department while Leo fished through bins of things that all look alike to me.

I measured this kitchen about 10 times, just to make sure it was right. I went through three kitchen designs, which Leo would find fault in. One day we went into Ikea with the cabinet list at 9am. When we finally got out with the cabinets, hardware, sink and counter tops it was after 6pm.

From 2009-2010 there was no kitchen sink. With much debate, Leo put a utility sink in the bathroom. He didn't think I'd need it but really everything takes more time and costs more money than you will ever think.

And then there was the building inspections and the electrician. A modern kitchen needed an entire new outlet box and a new drop from the power line. There are some things that even Leo and I won't do.

We still have the trim and the bar top left, but it's a fully functioning kitchen and now that Zack and Casey live there year round, well they are very happy to have a sink in the kitchen.

All right enough with how I spent my Christmas vacation and let's get on to the CSA...
What's in the Box?

Carrots, Parsnips, Potatoes, Beets, Squash, Onions, Garlic, Swiss Chard, Eggs, and muffins.

Happy New Year to all of you.
And though it's muddy here, I can't even find the rhubarb or berries at the cabin. New Years brought a new batch of snow.

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