part 1 and part 2 of this series if you haven't read them yet!)
On our "stay-cation" my husband has been hard at work doing some of the tear downs, such as this bulkhead above our old cabinets. There was another type of bulkhead that created a partition between our kitchen area and the breakfast nook that was removed, an old built-in ironing board and another built in cupboard that was pretty much just wasted space. That particular cupboard will be covered with a new pantry cupboard.
And finally, today we met with a handyman who was highly recommended and who will be doing the wiring, plumbing, flooring, some of the tear down and removal of the old cabinets, and any other bits and pieces that have to be done. He'll be giving us an estimate of his labour costs within a few days so that we can make that commitment as well. He didn't looked too surprised or phased at anything we were asking him to do, so I hope that's a good sign!
So! Two more things to finalize, then we wait. All I can think about is that I still have to clean the crappy kitchen, and next I will have to figure out how to live without one for heaven knows how long. And finally, without too many bumps, we should have our new kitchen. Can anyone out there just knock me out for about ten weeks so I don't have to live through the mess?