Monday, May 2, 2011

And On It Goes...

Quote for the Day:
The distance is nothing. It's only the first step that's important.
-Marquise DuDeffand

We......well.......the proverbial "we".......which means "mostly Andy" removed the bottom cabinets tonight.  There is no backing out now!  LOL

If you are squeamish, you may wish to skip over the next picture...because as Andy was ripping out the cabinets, guess what he found between the bottom of the cabinets and the floor?

That's right, Folks...a mouse nest.  We have been in this house for 12.5 years and there have been a total of THREE different times when we saw evidence of mice.  Never heard them, never saw them...only found their "evidence".  And all three times we got rid of them immediately with poison and traps and never saw the evidence again.  So how long this nest was there???  We don't know.  But it's gone now.  And, hopefully, will never return after the new cabinets are put in.  We will be covering some of the holes that they may have come through, but you know mice...they can get through teeny, tiny gaps so it is never fool-proof.

This is what the kitchen looks like now...

We will be tearing the plaster and lath board off the back part there, insulating (there's no insulation in that wall right now), applying drywall and then the bead board paneling before putting in the new cabinets. 

Everything that was in those bottom cabinets is now in the dining room...along with everything from the upper cabinets!  :(

And this is what the driveway and side porch look like now...

To be continued...


1 comment:

  1. Ah, the fun of kitchen remodeling....your stuff stacked all over the house. It's good to know that eventually you'll have a nice new kitchen and everything will be put away again.