Friday, March 16, 2007
It was another quiet week. (That sentence makes me want to add "in Lake Wobegon"). But the granite countertops are scheduled to be installed on Wednesday, so I'm hoping that there will be a flurry of activity after that.
The in-floor heating system was finished and is now ready to start doing its job as soon as the plumber turns the switch or does whatever he is going to do.
They also installed a auxiliary heater under (what will be) the sink. This heater is for the few days when the in-floor heating may not be quite enough to keep it toasty warm. Michael isn't a big fan of these auxiliary heaters because apparently they make a little whirring noise that he thinks may be a distraction. But the heating installers insisted that it was necessary in Minnesota, so he OK'd it.
Jim is fairly deaf, so he probably won't hear the whirring. He's more likely to be annoyed by me saying, "What's that noise?" than he is by the noise itself.
The hardware for the cabinets has arrived and is sitting in its boxes waiting to be installed. I hope that this will happen in the next week because then I'll be able to open the various drawers and doors.
Two new shelves were also installed. I think that cookbooks will go on the top shelf, but I'm not sure about the bottom one yet.
All the doors on the pantry cabinets have now been installed. There are still some shelves for the little cubby areas that haven't been put in yet, but I think that otherwise the cabinetry is complete. I think that the original plans called for another shelf, but R.T., our carpenter, said that was news to him.
And finally, some of the trim on the cabinets was installed on Friday. The rest of the trim is part of the flurry that I'm expecting this week.