Marcus here, guest-blogging this evening because Kira's hard at work assembling drawers.
As you might recall, this is what the room looked like when we last posted:
So, we did some measuring...
Pretty good, right? Tomorrow, the plumber is supposed to arrive between 8 and 9. He's going to install the dishwasher and garbage disposal, so we should be able to wash all of our dirty utensils somewhere other than the bathroom sink. Life's simple pleasures.
Cutting the rail for the wall cabinets was a learning experience. I started with a hacksaw and gave up almost immediately, switching to a Dremel with a cutting wheel. Of course, the cutting wheels lasted about 20 seconds before exploding into glowing bits, so it took 6 or 7 discs to get through the whole rail. For my next cut, I used a Sawzall, which was a much better choice, although using a wood blade at first made the job rather difficult.
The countertop was pretty fun, overall. I got to use a brand new jigsaw and an ancient circular saw that makes an unholy racket unlike anything I've ever heard. The truly impressive noise, when combined with the smell of newly sheared wood and spraying sawdust, made for a fun day, although I'm quite sure Kira didn't enjoy it half as much as I did.
Aside from the plumbing, there's a few steps left, the most important of which is finding a tiny bag of parts that I need to secure the last floor cabinet to the wall. It might require a trip to Ikea, but I'm impressed with how long it took us to lose something. Kira's best efforts at organization were foiled when she left the house for work and left me alone with power tools.
The finish line is drawing near!