January 16, 2004
Day 31: Never Has Putting Away Dishes Been So Much Fun

Jack had promised me dish-ready cabinets by the end of the day, and he was as good as his word. After he finished getting all the handles on, he had Aldo vacuum out the dust, and I followed up with a sponge after they left.

I ran two loads of dishes through the dishwasher before going to meet Al for dinner (everything was dirty and/or dusty from the move and the remodel), and Al spent the late evening cutting shelf liners and putting dishes away. He's having a ball trying to decide where everything should go. I figure some of the decisions will be revisited once we've had a chance to really use the kitchen, but we've got to start somewhere.

One of the things we're finding is that although the kitchen in Mountain View was significantly larger, this kitchen has a bit more cabinet space (probably due to the lack of windows and full, rather than half, walls). Couple the extra space with the diligent weeding we've been doing, and it's looking like we'll actually have room to grow.

the new dishwasher gets a workout al putting away dishes the tea cupboard

Posted by Lori at January 16, 2004 12:13 AM



I don't remember how I found your blog--I think I ran a google search for Bronzino's restaurant. Anyway, it just so happens that I live in Philly and plan on remodeling my kitchen. I have a question. Did you hire an outside contractor to do the remodeling? If so, would you recommend him? I am considering going with Home Depot for the convenience, price, etc. Anyway, thanks. If the answer to my question is in one of your entries, I apologize. I haven't read them all.

Posted by: John at January 18, 2004 2:01 PM

I answered John privately, but for anyone else who's interested: Yes, we would certainly recommend Jack. We enjoyed working with him, and his attention to detail was great. Rylan was really fun, too. :)

Jack's company is called Once and Done, Ltd., and it's in Wyncote, PA. They have a web site at http://www.oad-ltd.com/

Posted by: Lori at January 22, 2004 6:23 PM