Friday, September 30, 2011
Tour of the Taylor's Unfinished Kitchen. Narrated by Antoinette.
"Hello everyone. I thought I would give you a tour of the progress on the kitchen so far. There is still a lot of work to do, but the kitchen is at least usuable now. "
"I have 2 assistants helping me today. Assistant #2 is apparently on lunch break."
"Mommy, I'm assistant #1. Can I show them my crazy straw."
"Sure, honey. Go ahead."
"This is my pink crazy straw. I can't drink my milk without it." (Straw was part of the LIV Cabana playset. I made the mac n cheese.)
"This is assistant #2, Mr. Cranky. Don't let the smile fool you. He is supposed to be napping."
"We will start at the cabinets that need 1 - 2 more coats to be up to par. After that, they will install the knobs that I picked out. They promised me that they could finish without me removing everything from the cabinets again."
"I will add some greenery up top. I need to find places for my Cuisinart and my food processor."
"This is just a small sampling of my cookbooks."
"This is my temporary island. The new one is still being built."
"This will be my bill paying and menu planning area. The top cabinet still has to be painted off white and hung on the wall."
"Mommy, can we show them where we keep the cereal?"
(Most of the items in here are Rement.)
"Zahara, I don't think we have any cereal. Mommy has to go food shopping. We will buy some more cereal."
"We had the refrigerator and the stove delivered with no problems."
"As you can see, I really need to go food shopping. We have the bare minimum; milk, eggs, chicken, strawberries, and ice cream. I almost forgot, I also have some white potatoes."
"We try to keep the tempting items on the top shelf, away from little hands. I am not sure why the dijon mustard is up there."
"I am always trying interesting cheeses. I also keep cream cheese on hand for baking."
"Now I know why the dijon is up top. The whipped cream was too big to fit up there. This shelf is mainly used for condiments."
"Mommy can I have some grape soda."
"It's 'May I have", and the answer is no. Close the refrigerator please."
"On this wall, I was thinking about having a window installed. I like having lots of light in the kitchen."
"Oh, lest we not forget about the wonderful French patio doors. Every time I see them I get a little miffed."
"There they are. Still unfinished. I am kicking myself for not going with my first choice. If the builders can't make these look the way I want them to, I will have to bite the bullet and pay to have them redone. Tony, my husband, will just have to be upset."
"Hope you enjoyed the tour. As you can see, we still have a ton of work to do, but at least I can cook in here now. Seems like we lost one of our assistants along the way."
"No you didn't mommy. I'm right here."
"Zahara, I didn't say we lost assistant #1, I said we lost one of our assistants."
"Tell everyone goodbye and go finish your mac n cheese."
"Mommy, I don't want anymore."
Antoinette forgot to mention that she borrowed Danielle's table to help her decide whether she wanted a round table or a rectangle table. She still hasn't decided.
She also forgot to mention that flooring needs to be changed and walls still need to be painted and wallpapered. She is counting on her dear friend Vanessa, the interior designer, to help her bring this project together.