Part I: The Kitchen
This past weekend was a flurry of activity. It started right after work on Friday. Jesse, Shamus, Tony, and I hit that kitchen hard. We tore down the soffits* above the sink and range, and started building new and improved ones. Tony singlehandedly annihilated the annoying ceiling sections above the original soffit. Meanwhile, Brian completed most of the electrical work and gave us light.
Saturday saw the building of the new soffits, tons of cutting and prep work for the new beadboard ceiling, and the beginning of the long process of putting the new ceiling up. Special thanks to Brian, Jesse, Tony, Shamus, and my folks for coming down to help. Dad D was a fiend with the skill saw and Mom D treated everyone to delicious paninis and enchilada casserole.
Sunday Sarah arrived and she, Tony, and I completed the rest of the beadboard ceiling. What’s remaining? Well, there’s some beadboard that will go into the soffit. Then there’s painting, crown molding, and new appliances. Daaaang.
*a Soffit is a kind of protruding corner that, in this case, is used above the kitchen cabinets to hold recessed lighting for the counters
Part II: The Watch
Sarah got me a really funky new watch. When I was out in Portland, Sarah and I visited a few of the little craft stores out by Cannon beach. In one particular gallery I saw a Pop Art watch and really fell for it. It’s got a firetruck red band and the imagery on top is colorful and vibrant.
The artist who made it is Sonya Paz and she had a whole bunch of different styles and colors. I didn’t buy the watch while I was out in Portland but Sarah noted my excitement about it and totally picked it up for me. Thanks Sarah!