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!