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hutch0
Date: 2009-06-03 22:46
Subject: day...whatever day this is...
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Location:home
Mood:calmcalm
Music:lady pank
We're in something of a limbo at the moment. The kitchen is finished, apart from some accessories, and very nice it looks, too. The oven and hob are in, all the lights are connected, the cupboards and worktops are in, the floor's been laid and it's just awaiting one more coat of paint.
Unfortunately, one of the accessories we lack at the moment is a sink. Bogna ordered one with a drainer on the left-hand side, but when it was delivered the lads realised that if they tried to install it they would have to cut through the fittings holding the cupboard and worktop together. So it had to go back and a new one with a right-hand draining board ordered. Bogna phoned yesterday to see when it would be delivered, only to discover that the supplier had actually put the order in five minutes previously, rather than a week earlier when we told them about it.
So. No sink till Friday, which means the lads can't connect up the dishwasher until it arrives. Which means they're at a bit of a loose end and if they go off and take on another job we might not see them again for another couple of months, so in order to hang on to them Bogna asked them to do all the decorating that we didn't do after the attic was converted. Tomorrow they're going to mend the damage on the bathroom side of the wall and lay some new flooring, and, God willing and with a fair wind and a favourable conjunction of the stars, the sink and the rest of the bits and pieces will arrive the day after, and by the weekend this madness will be over and I'll be able to cook again.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-06-03 22:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Cripes! Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House revisited.

Big hugs to you too.

So, when your kitchen is at last resurrected what will be the first meal you cook in it (I think this can be compared to a female losing her maidenhead . . .)?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-03 22:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Less Mr Blandings, more The Money Pit.
I don't know what I'll cook the first time. I'm tempted to go for a big production number, push the envelope of the oven and the hob and see what they can do. But considering Bogna's teeth are still in a delicate condition until her treatment's finished it's more likely to be a bog-standard spaghetti bolognese.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-06-03 22:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mmm, spaghetti bolognese. One of my favourites! Hope all goes well with the sink.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-03 23:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, well, I've cooked spag bol so often I've started to regard it as the lazy option. We've usually got a bag of mince in the freezer. Twenty minutes of prep and an hour to cook and it usually lasts us a couple of days. But as I say, we're kind of limited in what Bogna can eat right now.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-03 23:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No, I won't hear a word said against Krszysz and the lads. They've worked their hearts out and they've done some stuff they didn't take into account when they estimated how long the build would take. And now they're decorating, which they definitely weren't originally brought in to do. If the thing with the sink had gone to plan, we'd be all done by now and I wouldn't be whining.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-03 23:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, I'm never exactly what you'd call happy, but, you know, no plan ever survives contact with the enemy.
It's pronounced `Kshish.' Kind of.
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Kat: AAUGH!
User: artykat
Date: 2009-06-03 23:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:AAUGH!
Lands Amighty, you are going through it! Bless your cottons-- I hope you will get your sink SOON and you'll be able to REALLY COOK!
*hugs*
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-05 09:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It looks as if we're not going to get the sink in before Monday. It'll be delivered today, but Krszysz is going back to Poland this afternoon for a wedding and won't have time to fit it. All the other accessories just arrived.
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pds_lit: quilt
User: pds_lit
Date: 2009-06-04 01:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quilt
Pictures please Mr. Money Pit. :)
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-07 15:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Soon, soon.
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2009-06-05 05:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sending good thoughts to all involved, and seconding pds_lit. Pictures, please. Hugs and smiles, Jean Marie *in Florida and out of touch*
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-06-07 15:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Soon, soon. We're getting short now.
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