Preface: I STRONGLY encourage you to scroll down to the “Big sink” section for the pictures of Kripa. An instant classic.
OK, now to the big news: kitchen counters are in! As you’ll see, Kripa is a fan:
[Kripa: Listen, the only real way to test the quality of countertops is a full body caress.]
Some insight into Kripa and my’s relationship: I do the dishes, and Kripa empties the dishwasher (now accompanied by our kid, who it turns out LOVES emptying the dishwasher). I hate that whenever we cook, our current sink immediately seems full – so I went on the hunt for the largest sink I could find that fit a 36″ cabinet (we ended up with a 39″ cabinet, but I had already ordered the sink so c’est la vie).
[Kripa: My goal is to teach our toddler to love (and therefore take over) all of “my” household chores. The exception is probably meal prep, otherwise all we’d eat is cheese. Incidentally, that would also be true if I let Brian meal prep.]
This is what we ended up with:
But how big is that sink? It’s hard to tell, right? Well, I thought of a great way to illustrate how large this sink actually is: let’s put Kripa next to the sink for reference!
Hmmm, that’s helpful, but doesn’t quite give the real-world sense of how much could fit in the sink. Luckily Kripa is a great sport and was willing to indulge my next idea: let’s put Kripa IN the sink for reference!
Oh, I love this sink. And this photo.
[Kripa: This was, admittedly, a bad idea in retrospect. If only for how much joy it gives Brian literally every hour he looks at it.]
Trim has really come along – baseboards and crown molding are going in:
This week both trim and most tile work should be done and painting should begin, though my (new) understanding is that the beginning of painting doesn’t mean paint – it involves caulking and filling gaps in everything before painting. Next week painting should start, and then the hardwood floors should be sanded the week after and then it’s down to the “small” stuff: appliances, light fixtures, bath fixtures, closets. We’re thinking mid-September move-in – but we’ll see (fingers crossed).