Here's what we found when we got home last night:
Might not look like much, but it is joy to us!
Now, there's lots to quibble about, and there's another day needed to finish all those quibbles: the "upstands" are not installed; the handles are not on the cupboards; the walls need to be prepped for painting; the washer etc are not yet elevated to proper height; the fridge is not in place. But the basic kitchen is in, even to the extent that the guys set the time on the stove's clock.
We are happy campers, not least because our hallway has gone from this, which is more or less how it looked at 5 p.m. on Friday:
to this at 10 p.m.:
And here's the kitchen contrast. This on Monday:
something like this on Friday at 5 p.m.
to this Friday night:
and this on Monday:
to this on Friday:
Ahhhhhhh. Lotsa dust to clean up. More to do after Monday. And floor and painting and tiles still to sort, but the worst is over.
I shall blog on for all our many fans, until the deed is fully done. But, hey, John Lewis really did come through. A-, we figure. Blackberry and RIM, on the other hand, let us down on the week when it really mattered. F, for them. Yay Brits. Blame Canada. And, of course, Yanks rule.