Saturday, September 26, 2009

Living Room Kitchen

Time for a renovation update. For the moment, except for the sink and oven, I have a kitchen in my living room. Strange way to live, but...

Late afternoon on Wednesday, Nate and Dan and friends of theirs came with the new refrigerator and set it up in my living room, took the old one away along with some of the junk I've been longing to see go but couldn't afford to have hauled away. The friends came back the next night and took away rotting sofa from my back porch and the big one that used to be in my living room, so a lot of excess baggage has mercifully gone away. The new fridge is HUGE as you can see and quite wonderful, though it's a touch odd to have it here next to my desk. I think I'll truly appreciate it when it's in it's rightful spot in the kitchen in a week or two or three. We locked Angel in the bedroom for the whole process but Tara Grace sat on the window sill, totally unfazed by the commotion. She is such a Zen kitty in some ways. Just don't try to pick her up. She remains gentle, but not even a little zen. Poor Angel is taking all the commotion pretty hard, but I guess she'll get over it once it's behind us. She's usually so spunky, but this has shaken her a bit. She had taken to living on top of the old fridge (see photos below) and now has lost even that refuge. Poor baby.

Dan and Nate came over yesterday afternoon and generously moved the bulk of the kitchen materials into the back room and set up my microwave, kitchen table and a place to feed the cats here in the living room. Margaret, who comes every other Tuesday worked with me last week to finish packing up what I hadn't done yet, so now pretty much everything is out of there and it's just a matter of waiting, filling up as many bottles of water as I can on Monday evening and hoping that the whole process goes quickly and smoothly. It's an odd way to live, but hopefully it won't last too long. They were supposed to start the kitchen on Monday but have put it off until Tuesday.





and some kitties... the zen the not so zen and the zen again...




7 comments:

CJ said...

Wonderful cat photos.

Kim said...

It will be so fantastic when you get the kitchen done, though...it WILL be worth it!

Love the kitty pictures...especially Angel hanging off the edge! Too cute!

Finding Pam said...

It looks like the kitties are managing quite well considering their home is under construction.

Akelamalu said...

I hope it all goes smoothly once they start work :)

Janie B said...

Renovation can be such a nightmare, but it's always worth it. Zen or not so zen, both kitties are precious.

Melli said...

Oh boy! So tomorrow they come! This is going to seem like such a LONG process -- but oh, it's going to be SO worth it all when it's done! The kitties look like they really are handling it okay! I LOVE the one hanging over the fridge!!! That is SO funny!!!

Dianne said...

Angel is so much like Siren!! it amazes me

the slightest change or disruption and he's upset
good news is he always recovers