As slow as this kitchen-building process has been going, there really has been a lot that’s gotten done since my last post update. Let’s ignore the fact that it’s taken the entire summer to make enough progress to garner a new ‘kitchen update post’.
The truth is, since I closely document things in real time over on my Insta Stories, I sometimes forget what’s been shared here on the blog. All these places to share content makes things sooooo confusing!
See that tiny white bump-out-of-a-room on the back of our house? It looks like a nice walk-in closet, doesn’t it? Well it’s the kitchen that came with the house. That little white room IS THE ENTIRE KITCHEN. (click here to see pics of the inside)
Since then, Nick meticulously tore down the kitchen, board by board with the help of a couple of my brothers and a family friend. This feels like it was an eternity ago, and I remember it feeling like such a victory toward the progress of eventually having an amazing kitchen!
We had an excavator lined up that backed out on us, and another that just never showed up. I was lamenting about it on my Stories, and one of our readers that’s local knew a guy that could dig our foundation, and HE SHOWED UP! And he did an amazing job! When this backhoe rolled into our back yard, there was a lot of rejoicing in our house. I called him ‘My BFF Dave’ for the entirety of his time here.
It was at this point that I’ve been lovingly referring to it as THE KITCHEN HOLE.
Our dirt pile brings all the neighbor kids to the yard.
The hole is ENORMOUS! And things are starting to feel so real at this point! There were a lot of rain delays and unreliable contractors after this… oh and a tornado. So this hole looked like this for many weeks.
All of this excitement outside our house has been so fun to watch! Even though we don’t technically live in the house yet, we spend more time here than at our other home at this point.
Once again, it seemed like an eternity that our ‘kitchen hole’ stayed at this point. We’re talking multiple dozens of sunrises and sunsets. Might as well just fill that thing up to be a pool of my tears.
Just recently we got the framers to show up, and things are REALLY HAPPENING NOW! In the interest of keeping this post from being too long, I’m going to stop here. And I promise I’ll post another update sooner this time. 😉
We had a hard frost last night in Iowa, so I think it’s lighting a fire under these slow framers to get finished before the snow flies. It’s not unheard of to get snow in October in this part of the country, so we’re feeling a little anxious to get this kitchen enclosed asap.
Thank you for following along on this journey! Be sure to check out the other posts of what we’ve pulled off in this house in the 6 months that we’ve owned it!