On the morning of Day Two of install Aaron decided he needed to tighten the valve on the sink pipe because there was a slight drip.
The time is 6:45 AM. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of the process. But here’s what happened:
What was supposed to be a tightening of a valved turned into a broken pipe.
6:50 AM – Aaron runs to turn the water to the house off.
6:55 AM – Kenz wakes up in a furry to ralph out her morning sickness.
But there’s no water.
7:00 AM – Aaron comes in with a jug of water from the food storage to rid the toilet of the morning sickness, but sees Kenz throwing up blood (which had been happening on and off, but much worse on this day)
7:00 AM – Aaron panics and tells Kenz an ER trip is absolutely necessary. Kenz says no. Aaron says yes. Kenz lays on floor dramatically and cries about how much she doesn’t want to go… because WHO WILL LET IT IN THE KITCHEN INSTALLERS?! She reminds Aaron that they still have a broken pipe and no water.
7:10 AM – A plumber friend who owes Kenz’s dad favors is called. Other phone calls are made to find someone to be at the house when the installers show up.
7:30 AM – Aaron’s brother, Daniel, is trusted as temporary house sitter.
7:45 AM – Aaron and Kenz leave for ER
7:46 – 8 AM –
Tenants basement dwellers start waking up, needing to shower… oops, we forgot to tell them about the water.
Okay. That was our morning Friday. And I was NOT happy. Beyond frustrated doesn’t even come close to how I was feeling. Kind of like a T-Rex with a back itch. I just really wanted to be at the house. An orchestra is nothing without their conductor. Which is how I saw myself with all these big renovations.
It ended up being a good thing I listened to Aaron. I had a Mallory-Weiss Tear, which is a tear in your esophagus where it connects to your stomach. Pretty important for them to fix that. To fix it, they have to get me to stop throwing up. So for now, that means triple the dose of nausea medicine and take a sleeping pill in the morning to get through it without throwing up.
So after a couple hours, and an IV bag of fluids and zofran we got to go back home.
Everything was going up without a hitch. Turns out the orchestra really doesn’t need their maestro If they can read the music, they’ll be just fine.
They were doing all the molding and trim, so this was the shop they had set up in the front yard. Very HGTV-esque. Candice Olsen would be so proud.
As wonderful as it was to see all the new things come in, this was all going out. And we were responsible for disposing of it. SO MUCH FUN!
They didn’t quite finish the install on Day Two, so they had to come back for a little bit on Saturday to tie up the rest. And THIS is the finished cabinet installation!
Don’t mind the range sitting in the middle of the floor. It turns out IKEA ranges don’t come with power cords. (It’s an international thing.) So we had to get one, and haven’t wired it up yet.
I seriously can’t get over the closet/pantry/buffet/built-in hutch wall. Staring at it is comparable to staring at Ryan Gosling. Hey girl, it’s that good.
-Tree Removal of 120 ft Cottonwoods (if you follow on Instagram, you know this also happened Saturday)
-New roof (this began Tuesday)
-Build new fence
-Paint ceiling & walls
-Baseboard + board & batten
-Counter top install (the soonest they can do it is August 28th! So 2 more weeks without a kitchen sink)
The list feels long, but progress is definitely being made. It’s been a long year and a half of saving and planning, so it’s fun to see it all come together.