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obelix in Ontario is doing 30 things including…

remodel my kitchen

5 cheers


obelix has written 13 entries about this goal

next goal

is titled “paint my kitchen”.

The new cabinets

are installed, the walls are plastered over. Things are looking quite different and nice! By the end of tomorrow the work should be completed!

scene of destruction

Work started this morning on my kitchen! By the time I left for work, it was a scene of destruction. Both cabinets had been ripped out and my cat is traumatized! Maybe by the time I get back tonight, my new cabinets will be installed!

minor structural

So my guy came to my house this morning to start with the minor structural work needed before things get started in the kitchen. A little nervewracking! Sometimes ignorance is bliss when it comes to renovations work!

things are coming together!

My cabinets will arrive Mar 28. Today I ordered my new floor. My fridge is in stock. Hopefully all the work will happen the week of March 28 and I won’t be without a fridge and a sink for too long!

new cabinets!

I ordered my new kitchen cabinets today! That was a big step for me. But I’m pleased because they went on sale this week and I was able to spread the payments out over a year.
I won’t see them for 6 – 8 weeks though!


I have another contractor coming on Thurs morning to look at my kitchen.


this morning met with a potential contractor. he was 25 mins late but seemed okay. will meet with at least two more contractors before I make a decision.

last one!

I bought a kitchen faucet yesterday, on sale for $65 (65% off) and managed to buy the very last one they had!
So I guess I need a sink to go with…

two calls put out

I emailed two separate contractors last night to ask for quotes on my kitchen. I want to get my kitchen done in 2007!

obelix has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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