Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Ways to Go!

Those of you who have built or remodeled probably know what we've been going through at the Squash House. Timelines are expressed, but even with the best of builders, they are rarely met exactly! Such is the case with the kitchen. We spent most of the morning to early afternoon yesterday out of the house so the guys could work. Drove over a very high pass in Oregon (Tollgate) then down to Elgin and Minam - places where we will be fly fishing once we retire. When we got home, Ted and Justin hadn't gotten as far as they wanted, but were still making progress. So Mr. Squash worked on some cleaning, and I went outside to do another round of weeding.

By dinner time, the guys had at least gotten the appliances moved in and the stove and frig hooked up, but not the diswasher. And I can understand why it took so long...those two appliances are behemoths! They weren't easy to get in the house, let alone get them hooked up and running! So they left for the day and we went to dinner. By the time we got home we were exhausted. I snapped a couple of photos around 8:30, then it was time for bed!

Below is the stove and fridge. You can see the new floor, too. I took the stove manual home with me - wow - you can convert from convection to electric and back again - and I've never used convection! The six burners on the ceramic top can also be bridged as well as used small or large - more reading to do! Also, when you look at these, bear in mind that the cabinets doors and hardware are going to be replaced and the glass tiles still need to be installed.

Here is a view of the new undermount sink. It is only just sitting under the counter - not fully installed yet. Such is also the case with the faucet and soap dispenser. There is also a piece missing from the faucet that you won't see until next time. The glass tiles will go from the counter all the way up to the cabinet bottoms and the entire wall behind the stove.
We're home now...the rest of the week will be spent trying to catch up on my blog reading and working. I'm also going to be an official pattern tester, so I can't wait to work on that!

21 comments:

Trisha said...

The house is looking like it is coming along nicely, maybe not as fast as you would like, but nicely. Your appliances look great and wow, what a great stove! I have always thought it would be fun to be a pattern tester. Very cool that you get to do that.

Anne said...

Gorgeous appliances. When you figure out the convection oven, do a tutorial because we have one that I never use. My son-in-law is a chef and he uses it everytime he's here. Loves it. Aren't you getting excited? It's looking great.

Kim said...

I have a convection oven and I love love love it! Your kitchen is coming along nicely. What type of flooring did you install?

Anonymous said...

How much fun will that be getting paid to stitch..lovely new appliances. I want a new kitchen!!
Louise

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love you fridge, I have my freezer on the bottom too. I really like that, and i love your new stove, it is all coming together so nicely!
A pattern trester, how fun is that!!

Ulla said...

The kitchen looks almost professional! I hope you will learn to use the fine qualities of the stove.

PamKittyMorning said...

So who are you pattern testing for??? All so exciting! Love the new stuff, all that clean and shiney makes me all excited for you.

Stephanie said...

Awesome! I love my undermount sink and my stove is dual fuel (gas burners and electric oven/convection). Never knew such a thing existed until we redid our kitchen. I see lots of entertaining in your future.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Holy cow that stove is a work of beauty. Remodeling is horrific. We had a flood in our house when we were on vacation 2 years ago and it still isn't done. I don't know what it is with builders.

Purple and Paisley said...

oh, the squash kitchen is going to be absolutely beautiful! that will be so nice for mr. squash to cook for you in! ;)

Kaaren said...

Is your new stove to cook with or just to admire? (wink) It looks waaaay too nice to get spills and spatters on it. Ditto with the refrigerator. Gorgeous!

I think the undermount sinks look so sleek. Everything appears to be moving right along. Now we just have to hear the S-O-L-D word and everything will be right in OZ.

Mel said...

Yay! I loved seeing pictures of the squash house!! How fun to see the progress!

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Candace,
You must be so excited with your new kitchen ! It and the appliances look fabulous. Enjoy, enjoy !

Beth

Mary said...

You're making me jealous! You are going to have a fantastic kitchen.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh my those appliances are fantastic. Nice and big! You must be in heaven....or soon!

Jackie said...

You have to tell me about that stove! I love it! Is that a second little oven off to the left?

The floor is great and I'm looking forward to seeing your glass tiles installed! I love the light in your room.

Darlene said...

Wowzer, Candace, the Squash House is looking fantabulous! My goodness, you've been super busy. Popping in to say Hi.

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Fantastic looking kitchen and beautiful appliances too. Everything is so sparkling new and not a little fingerprint in sight-lol.

Enjoy your new kitchen.

sewtakeahike said...

It's looking really fabulous Candace! I love your choice of appliances, 6 burners is a must in a stovetop these days!

Carrie P. said...

All shiny and new. They sure are nice.

Libby said...

Be still my heart . . . . a double oven and a fridge with the freezer on the bottom *sigh* They are beauties.