Wednesday, October 25, 2006

We're Almost There!

Well, here is the kitchen with the new Corian countertops installed! Finally! We are now owners of a working kitchen sink again for which I am very grateful as I was tired of trying to do dishes in the bathroom sink. :)
We still have a bit more to do....Tomorrow sees a repairman for my brand new, out-of-the-carton Bosch dishwasher that doesn't work yet, and we have the crown moulding as well as the toe-kicks to put in place. Yes, there is water TO the dishwasher, but the dishwasher refuses to do anything but hum. At least it's all warranty covered. It was disappointing to say the least. It's been over 14 years since I had a dishwasher and I was so looking forward to having one. Oh, well...se la vie!

As for the sheep, they are all doing well. I have caught Skittles looking longingly at the ewes. Methinks a young ram's fancy is turning to thoughts of lusty behavior with them as there is a definite glint in his eye when he looks their way. He's got a couple of weeks to go before he finally gets his wish. Next week will see the "Division of the Flock" as the older ewes will be separated out and their feed increased to "flush" them for better chances of twin lambs next spring.
I've decided not to breed the young ewes, if at all possible and Skittles doesn't jump the fencing. In nature, they would be fair game, but I am leaning on letting them finish growing before they become moms themselves. They can watch their mums with new lambs next spring and get a wee bit of an idea as to what's expected.

And our weather is turning bitterly cold as tonight sees temperatures dip into the teens for our lows. Today was also very windy and rainy. But as I took out the trash this evening, I could see fog developing in the low area behind the house. I love fog. I used to love riding my horse in the fog and had a ball in the dull quiet it brings with it. Maybe it's something going way far back in my roots that calls to me when I see fog rolling in. Now let's see...where DID I put my Druid robe and the black chicken? Or maybe it's just time to go howl at the moon.
Either way, it seems to be fitting for the approach of Halloween. ;-)

5 comments:

Kathy L. said...

And I forgot to mention that we'll have a Microwave/Fan/Light Combo over the stove. Sorry....

Tina T-P said...
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Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Are those lights shining on the countertop under the upper cabinets or on the ceiling? Good task lighting.... How disappointing that the dishwasher doesn't work! The few days between the death of my old one and the installation of my (working) new one were bad enough -- 14 YEARS?!?!

Kathy L. said...

Yes, Michelle...plenty of direct task lighting! We are still going to put in the recessed lighting in the center for general lighting, but we both were fixed on the idea of plenty of task lighting.
And the dishwasher turned out to be a very minor thing so it's up and running and so quiet you can stand right by it, talking on the phone, and hear every word. I love it!

Tina T-P said...

Your new kitchen is just great - you must be looking forward to having the construction done and being able to put stuff back into cupboards & onto counters.

How have the kitties been taking everything put back together? They are probably glad to have the construction over too - although, all those wonderful places to hide while the cupboards were out...

It was 24 degrees here last night -I'm sure you've been having some cold weather too - you haven't had snow yet have you?

Enjoy your new kitchen - if I was closer, I'd bring over some cookies (or pumpkin bread - yum) and we could have tea. :-) T.