Tuesday, 29 November 2011

getting closer....




overcast - very mild - 17 degrees - but very windy right now...

I can hear gusts of wind outside - but we're snug and safe and warm inside.

What an exciting time...the work continues - details. All making the place even better. After a couple of love, quiet, days today was a madhouse, starting at 8am. So many people - from Rose doing some last minute cleaning to Mike doing some minor repairs, to Terry the electrician and Lise and Del putting up christmas decorations outside - Bob arrived to supervise. But the big thing that Cameron arrived with the kitchen island and shelves. There's a photo of him when it was just installed. the other photo is the view from roughly where Cameron was standing (a little blurred) The last picture is taken from my chair by the fireplace., aftereveryone left - at 3:30 this afternoon. Still more to do....marble countertops to go in. Vermont Marble doing it....but they just called to say that the slab they were working on for us had a vein in it, and it cracked....so back to the quarry. Oh well.

We have an area rug that Kirk and jane helped choose and have ordered arriving for under the kitchen table (in the middle of the room). Cameron is also making us a bookcase for the cookbooks in the pantry.

But - for the most part - it's done!!! We can barely dare to believe it. A few small things happening tomorrow - then off to New York City on Thursday for the Nero Awards banquet. That's happening Saturday night. Bury Your Dead is nominated! Very exciting.

the geo-thermal fellows just arrived. Seems quite a large piece of the ducting was left off the machine in the basement.... at least, that's my understanding. And with winter coming on, we don't need that. Thank God it has been so mild!

How are you doing? It has been such fun to report from the frontlines of both my writing life and personal life - the renovations. Thank you for being interested. I appreciate it!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

A couple of days of love? Can't beat that.

You seem to have the same kitchen sink faucet as we do, not crazy about it. How about you?

I love the kitchen, the floors, the island, and best of all the table!

Ann in Rochester

Anonymous said...

That the way I picture Clare's house in your books!

lil Gluckstern said...

Are we having fun yet? The results are looking beautiful. Much luck and love in your new environs...

Ann from Boston said...

So warm and cozy looking. Just in time for winter. I love winter.

Don't forget about The Chelsea Market when you visit NYC for your award, if you have time. Congratulations on all the awards you have received this year and being a NY Times best seller. Wikipedia gives a very good overview of the history of the site of the Chelsea Market. This time of year it should be beautiful.

Ann from Boston

darlene said...

Ditto what Ann said re your awards -- so well deserved.

Your reno is be-you-ti-full! So great to have it done for the holidays. Hope you can rest and enjoy it. Well done all.

Suzie Thomas said...

When we save money we have that little bit of extra cash to either do up another room, put towards a holiday or to just generally help out with the bills and believe it or not it is actually easier than you may think to save a bit of cash where your discount countertops is concerned, whether it be by conserving energy or opting for a well priced remodel.

Ruthie from NH said...

Looks gorgeous. Love the flooring. Wondering what kind of tile is behind the range---is it glass tiling?

Fawn Dirckx said...

There's nothing like the sight of your house turning into a beautiful home. Every nook and cranny of your place is gorgeous. I wish I can make my house as gorgeous as yours.