At some point on Friday or Saturday they hit the underground electrical lines and we were without power until the utility company was able to come out yesterday morning. Everything is back up and running now, though.
The big news is that the granite was installed in the kitchen today (day 128)! The stone is Kashmir White and it looks amazing. They still need to finish some caulking, drill the faucet holes, and cut out the area for the cooktop, but that's easy enough (says the person who doesn't have a clue how to do any of that).
They also put in the granite for the drop zone today, but my camera battery died before I could grab a photo. I like it but I'm struggling with the 3" backsplash that was installed with the counter. It's a small space so the backsplash seems a bit excessive. Plus, it's totally unnecessary since there won't be water in the area. On the plus side, it covers up the gaps between the countertop and the drywall. Apparently the drywall is slightly bowed in the drop zone nook, which was their reasoning for installing the backsplashes in the first place. I think I'm just going to live with them for now and if I still don't like them down the road, I can always do some demolition.
This whole backsplash discussion with the granite folks tonight got me thinking about the bathrooms, as well. In the main bath, we'll definitely add the granite backsplash. The bathroom will primarily be used by kids and it makes complete sense from a practical standpoint. In the master bath, though, I really prefer the look of not having a backsplash. But I don't want to ruin my drywall. And I don't think I want to add tile. Another decision that will need to be made soon.
Well, I'm kind of hoping soon. Because that will mean the carpenters and tile guy showed up again. I'm anxious to see the master bath vanity put together and also can't wait to see the tiled shower in the master bath. Patience is becoming less and less of my strong suit these days. I'm not sure if I blame the house construction or the two year old?
This past weekend, Hubby and I were able to escape the chaos for a bit. We dropped E off with a sitter Sunday morning and spent the day shopping, browsing and even sitting down for lunch, without the interruptions of a certain little guy. It was bliss. But we were both missing E like crazy by the end of the afternoon. It's funny how that works.
I also ran by the house on Saturday, during E's naptime, to grab some photos of the cabinets and trimwork on my big girl camera, in the daylight. Since the last update, doors have finished being installed and most of the trimwork is complete. Everything is really coming together and starting to get that almost-finished look.
Hopefully the next update will include a gorgeous master bath vanity. Crossing my fingers. And toes. And arms. And legs. And whatever else I can think of.