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Monday, September 29, 2014

Toast's Up!


The make-shift kitchen in the living room.
So far, so good!

I love how my Keep Calm and Carry On sign is always relevant. ha.


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    1. Why, yes you are! That should make you less grumpy! ha.

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    2. Impossible, Betsy . . . . . hahahaha!
      Hello Keith!!

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  2. I finally did it! Do I get a medal? I love that toaster, is that what they call a retro toaster? I thought you wouldn't post with all the work going on, hammering, sawing, drilling etc.

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    1. Yes, you get a medal...and anything else you want. ha. I love that toaster, too! I got it last month at the auctions....not in the trash, but had to bid on it. I loved it...and making 4 at once is wonderful!

      I intend to keep posting. You want to see the progress, don't you? (say yes!) One photo each evening to document each the progress, maybe? I don't want to bore every one. Which would be better...a daily progress shot or knock your socks off with the final kitchen?

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  3. And the other Brit is second ~ what a great day for Britain ~ just like the rider cup . . . . lol ~ hey Keith Hi Five to you!!! lol
    Betsy ~ you have worked so hard ~ I remember what it was ;like when we did a reno on our kitchen. But it doesn't look like complete chaos, just organised chaos hahaha! Glad you can still keep the toast coming . . . . . :)

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    1. I watched a bit of the Rider Cup! :)

      I think we're pretty much set for tomorrow to begin! I got my printer and laptop, etc off my desk and set up in my studio so business can go on without a hitch. The boys seem absolutely fine...it's the pets are are freaking out already. ha.

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    2. Yes I thought the computer hardware etc . . . might migrate to the studio . . .
      Glad it is not upsetting for the boys - surprised the cats and pets are effected - I did not reckon on that . . . haha
      Just on my way to drive a bus . . . . :)

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    3. oh! . . .and I just love that toaster . . . I like mine well done, ok followed by a limoncello . . . lol

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    4. Well done with marmite? hahah... ew. Limoncello in the morning? OK..maybe just a splash in your OJ. :)

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    1. It's all good...I'm a pretty laid back person, so I'll be fine. Maybe a glass of wine in the evening and I'll be a-ok. If I drink it in the morning, you know I'm buckling under the chaos. lol....

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  5. Fun shot! I have to get one of those signs. Love the look of your toaster too.

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    1. I've always loved that sign...even before I knew the history. :)

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  6. Super! I've done this before, but way back in my single days..never with a family. Looks like you got it all under control!!

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    1. Yes, it does look like that, doesn't it..haha...but today is only day one! haha....

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    1. Isn't it pretty? I like it because it looks old! ha.

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  8. Cool toaster - but the first thing I noticed was the "Keep Calm" sign - how apropos! Personally I would like a daily or frequent update - unless it is a strain in which case... don't! I always think big reveals at the end are kind of fun... but I also like the progress shots. In fact, I was just going to ask you if you had taken a shot of the empty kitchen!

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    1. I'll be taking daily photos for my own record anyway, so it wouldn't be any extra work for me...and it would be an easy daily post on the weekdays while he is here...probably 10 in all. I just don't want to bore everyone to death talking about it for two weeks. Cats, birds, and boy posts could be on the weekends. ha.

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    2. Well I for one wouldn't be bored... and if others are... then they can "Keep Calm" :-)

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  9. Good luck with the kitchen reno!

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    1. Thank you! We've done our part...it's all up to our contractor now!

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  10. Love the pictures in the previous posts!
    Good luck!
    Take some pictures everyday!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I plan to...I'm going to take one photo at the end of each day. It will be fun to see the progression!

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  11. haha toast is toast
    No matter where it's made at your coast
    Hopefully everything stays swell
    And nothing crazy happens with the reno that you have to tell

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    1. I guess if I have a coffee maker in my bedroom, I can have a toaster in the living room! haha....

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    2. Is this one of those "rules are made to be broken" kind of things? haha.

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  12. Sometimes you have to go with the flow!

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    1. Yep...this will be one of those times! But looking forward to the end result makes it fairly easy to do!

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  13. Haha, it'll be important to keep your sense of humor over the next several weeks. Glad that things are off to a good start.

    Love the photos in your previous two posts!

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    1. Oh yes...I'm sure there will be a few funny things to share! ha.

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  14. ha. so how long will the redo take?
    i have a campstove if you need it...smiles.

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    1. About two weeks...just one guy working alone. Might need to borrow that stove! haha.

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  15. Hi Betsy - looks like you're prepared ... and with toast on the go - hunger pains will be overcome .. now I can smell toast?! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes...and I didn't even burn it! But I guess if any burns, Eddie will take it. ha.

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  16. Of course we want to see pictures every day! Your next hard part will be, "where do I put everything back?" Since I assume you'll be getting some kind of different layout on cabinets and shelves.

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    1. I think that might be the hardest part for me! I already know not all of it will go back. I'm using the opportunity to declutter and purge...which is a good thing!

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    1. So far, so good! Alex had a cute little smile on his face this morning instead of his usual scowl. :)

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  18. Glad the guys are doing ok with it all so far. This should be fun to watch. I can't wait to see the whole install done. Bet I am not alone on that! Taria

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    1. Yes, always fun to watch from afar! haha....

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  19. That's some fancy toaster Betsy. I love how you are making do with the renno...
    I remember having our fridge in the living room while our kitchen was being redone.
    Very inconvenient but there are just 2 of us living at home so it wasn't too bad.

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    1. I thought ours would be in the living room, too, but I guess it will just get scooted around in the kitchen!
      So far, so good....but a little crazy today! ha.

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