house renovation, day 39: it's starting to resemble a kitchen!

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I'm going to admit something:  I've been hesitant to share any further updates on this kitchen/family room debacle, not because there hasn't be any progress -- because there has -- but because there hasn't been a lot of visible progress.  However, things are moving along:

•  The plumbing under our house has been fixed!  Darlings, you should have seen it:  they dug so much dirt out from under our house, the place looked like a mass grave. But miraculously, they fixed the leak, and put the dirt back, so that our garden looks more like it had a rough day of exuberant children slip-and-sliding over the grass (which means it will come back) than the crime scene of earlier in the week.  I'm just happy that's over.

The cabinets are being hung as I type. To be clear, there's still a ton more work to be done -- we have an exposed slab, none of the lighting is in, appliances need to be fitted, a sink needs to be installed, etc. etc. -- but the cabinets are being hung as I type. This makes me happy, happy, happy.

•  We officially have a fireplace mantel!

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Again, happy, happy!

So yes, progress (and we're still waiting for the insurance adjusters. sigh).  Slowly, ever slowly, but I'm grateful.

(And speaking of grateful about homes, please check out my day 1 gratitude prompt for 10 Days of Thanksgiving over at Bliss Your Heart -- I'd love if you'd join me.)

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