Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Kitchen and Mom's Village

I got a nice surprise yesterday when I left work. There was a voice mail that the counter top was ready and going to be installed the next day. So I called to confirm and today they installed it!

It looks just like I pictured it!

It was about a week-and-a-half earlier than I expected it. They said it was because they work faster for the holidays, but I suspect the real reason is the economy and they just don't have much business these days. For whatever reason, I'm glad they finished it so fast!

We are still waiting for a few pieces of trim which should be in next week. In the meantime the builder is coming on Thursday to install the toilet and sink in the half-bath, the microwave and stove, the dishwasher, garbage disposer and faucet, a couple of electrical outlets and a light.

I'll have a kitchen for Christmas!

Last night I put Mom's village up. This is very special to me because my mom made it and each piece has her handwritten initial on the bottom. She used to put it on a large board with snow and people and even a little ice rink made of aluminum foil! I don't have anywhere in my house to put something like that, so I just put it on my fireplace mantle.

Having that village in my house every year sort of keeps her spirit with us during the holidays!


Sally said...

Oh wow, I'm so happy for you. The counter-tops are BEAUTIFUL!! I love your mom's village also; I know that really does give you comfort. ((HUGS))

Brenda said...

I love the counters!!
I love your Mom's village too!

What are you going to cook first in that new kitchen?

Karen M said...

That's wonderful news on your kitchen progress! You must be so excited that the end is in sight!

And I love your mom's little village.

Donna said...

Your kitchen it looking BEAUTIFUL! How wonderful that they got the countertop done earlier than expected!

The little village looks sweet. A nice reminder of your Mom, and a postitive way to keep her spirit close to you!

Junebug said...

Oh, I love the countertop. A black and white kitchen. So great. Your mom's village is wonderful. A great reminder of her. I have some of my dad's western shirts that he wore. I took them from his closet when we were clearing out his house. They are a great memory for me.