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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys.......

In case I have been missed the last 3 weeks, it was because of a kitchen remodel we are having done.

Our entire house was turned upside down for this project and my laptop was put in a place that was not keyboard friendly at all Mousing around was doable and I looked in on the forum frequently so as not to neglect my duties, but posting was very painful. I now have the computer back in place, but the kitchen still needs a few more days to wrap up the little details. The contractor has done a most excellent job in every respect and I will have some before and after pictures to post by the end of the week. We are very happy with the end results and will be happy to put our lives back together soon. This has been a most dreadful task and I cannot imagine surrviving it with anything less of the great contractor we had. It has been 3 weeks of living hadees and I am sick of eating out and looking forward to a home cooked meal.

Anyhow, I just wanted to say that I am glad to be back in an active status again and look forward to catching up on all the fun with y'all.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 07:40 PM
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Hey Bob We lived through the same thing last year with no sink or counter for 6 weeks. We used the micro to cook and ate a lot of micro meals to cut down on dishes. My old cabinets were metal from the 40's and had to be taken off the wall with a sledge hammer. We saved a grand doing this. After that, a new floor,ceiling and wallpaper. What a trip!

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It's going to look great Bob! I can't believe I stretched mine out for a year!


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"we are having done."

I must say Bob that those four words surprised me, knowing your wood-working skills led me to believe that, like Corey, you would have done it all yourself. However, having said that, we to had specialists in to replace our kitchen two or three years ago but we didn't have the problems that you have had. We called the firm, a guy came out and together with my wife discussed just how she wanted it, a quote came in about a week later, this was accepted and about two months later two kitchen fitters arrived, removed the old kitchen and installed the new one and everything was a perfect fit. The electrician and plumber arrived at the correct times and by the end of the day it was all finished except for the tiling which my brother-in-law did a week later.


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Harry, I know if I had it to do again, I would have gone with Bob and "were having it done" ... it was a major pain in the ass to tell you the truth. It would have cost me twice what I did it for but I would have been less a lot of headaches, backaches, more backaches and the wife would of smiled at me more often


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