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Archive for October, 2006

Oct
31

And – The Microwave goes in

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Finally got the microwave installed over the stove.

This wasnt as easy a task as it normally would be. Our kitchen cabinets were hand made at some point and aren’t built to exact standard dimensions. So, I had to not only remove the old cabinet, but build a replacement for it.

Here you see the old stove and hood that was there when we bought the house:

Kitchen Stove and Cabinets

and, with a little work (and still in need of painting, the installed microwave and new cabinet.

Kitchen Stove and Cabinets

Kitchen Stove and Cabinets

Kitchen Stove and Cabinets

Kitchen Stove and Cabinets

I havent decided what to do with the center of the cabinet yet, but im thinking a simple glass shelf in the center. I plan to replace all the kitchen cabinets in the coming months, so no sense doing more then I have to. I figure I can hide the outlet with a plant or something and that’ll be ok for awhile. So, now I think we can finally clean the kitchen and stop the plaster dust getting all over everything.

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Oct
31

Sliding Glass Door Completed

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You may remember we were installing the sliding glass door that leads from the kitchen to the new deck.

Sliding Glass Door

Ok, well, I have it almost complete now. Just a little putty and paint left to do, but basically finished.

Sliding Glass Door

Sliding Glass Door

Sliding Glass Door

Here is a view of the deck with the doors installed…..

Outdoor Deck Sliding Glass Door

Its a long way from how it was when we got here – as you may remember…

Deck and Sliding Glass Door

Deck and Sliding Glass Door

One thing I didnt mention before. We got the door from Home Depot. Unbeknownst to us at the time it was delivered, they sent the wrong door. After we cut the hole in the house for the door to be installed, we realized the door was wrong. I have to hand it to the guys at Home Depot. Knowing it was too cold to not have the door in, they told us to go ahread and install the door we had. They came the next day with the correct door and compensated us $350.00 for the trouble. My hat is off to Home Depot.

I also installed some deck lighting. I gotta sa, these things are great. They are 8 low wattage lights (7 watts a piece) and run off a timer. So they are inexpensive to operate. but they give enough light that you can be on the deck (or use the deck stairs) any time during the night and see where your going. Installing them was easy enough, jst a little cramped being under the deck.

Deck and Sliding Glass Door

You can find these at HomeDepot.com – they cost about $70 for the entire set. I like these so much I am going to get a second set and install them down the privacy fence along the driveway.

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