Saturday, October 16, 2021

Kitchen Update: Pile-itis


It's been one step forward and two steps backwards around here this week. Now that the counter is in we got serious about attaching all the wall cabinets which meant we could finally get those big boys screwed in where they belong. It wasn't fun. It took a lot of heavy lifting and a lot of shims but they are finally in. We even got the replacement door on. Hallelujah. I was tired of looking at that gaping hole.

Of course that meant taking everything out of the cabinets again. Knowing this was coming, I hadn't put the shelves in or put much in them but I did have enough stuff to make a big mess on the new island. 

It's piles, piles and more piles around here. Trying to keep us fed in a work zone has been interesting. 

It's not helping that I still don't have a working stove or sink. The Mister doesn't want to hook them up until we get the tiling behind them done. Hopefully that will start on Monday. 

In the meantime I've been McGyvering our meals. There's pretty much nothing that I haven't thrown in a crock pot.

I even discovered you can parboil your beans for soup in an old electric kettle. I'm starting to wonder why we even need kitchens in the first place. All you really needs is a table, an electric outlet and a bucket of water. 


  1. I know you can do a lot without kitchen. When we were building on weekends we went up there and stayed. Had one plug and cold running water for long time. I had electric kettle, coffee pot, electric fry pan, second hand crock pot and floor lamp. Bucket and plastic water pan.

  2. I'm impressed with your dedication in cooking meals. My Mom always said it gets worse before it gets better and she was right.
    I'm so excited for you to have your new kitchen up and running very, very soon.

  3. Looks like things are coming along. Bet you'll be happy when it's done, but it will be so worth it!

  4. You're really making me dread redoing our kitchen!
    It's flooring day here, so we had to move a bunch of piles to other places. I'm looking forward to having the livingroom useable!

  5. Keeping meals simple is a great idea! You are making progress! I could lay that tile for you, I did ours and helped with my brothers. :)

  6. I have to put it to you for making such wonderful meals against all odds!