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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kitchen Reno Day Twelve

Today all the prep work was done to lay the flooring.
Carpet, padding, tacking strips, staples, baseboards and
 anything that made the floor bumpy or uneven was removed.

Slate stayed close while I cooked and guarded the recipe cards. ha.
I made bread, chicken minestrone soup and apple crisp.  


One good thing about having to remove everything in your kitchen
down to the walls and floor is that you find lost things.
I hadn't seen my dough hook in years! haha.
Had to laugh at this photo...see my legs in the mixing bowl?  lol.



No more blue walls and blue carpet in the family room.
I'm super excited about that!



But the thing that really made me smile was what I saw
through our bathroom skylight first thing this morning.
One happy little autumn leaf waving hello.  :)


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  1. Can't wait to see your floors!! Love the color in your family room, too. :)

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    1. It is so much better than that blue! I was really into some dark, bold colors about 10 years ago. My foyer was rubber ducky yellow! haha. Oh my.

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  2. Aw I love Slate! Look cute there in the kitchen haha!

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    1. He's such a sweet, affectionate thing...the perfect lap cat. Too bad I don't sit down more often and let him curl there. ha.

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    2. I enlarge the pic and he is like sleeping!
      aw the cats!

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  3. How nice you can get back to cooking even though the kitchen isn't finished.

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    1. Yes, it was actually fun...even though I had to wash the bread pans before using them and I had to stop and think where every thing was. haha.

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  4. I love the smell of freshly baked bread. Happy you located the dough hook:)
    Oh it will be so nice when everything is done. We just had our rooms painted this summer and it's not much fun living in little parts of the house:)
    Love the look of the lone leaf on the window!

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    1. bread baking is one of the best smells ever!

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  5. Contractors and cat-tractors - Slate looks like he has everything under control. What a sweetie. And your legs pic reminds me of House of Mirrors ;-) Love the waving leaf!

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    1. Did T and L love the changes?

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    2. Yes, they did....every time they come a little more is done!

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  6. Everything level works for my ocd
    Slate looks rather happy guarding the cards for thee
    Not satisfied with toes any more
    Moved up to showing off your legs at your shore? lol

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    1. Toes are tucked away
      in slippers at my cold bay. ha.

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  7. My favorite feline! He sensed I had mentioned him lately. Lynne in NC

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    1. I wish you lived next door....he'd come visit you every day. :)

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  8. Very cool to see everything coming together so nicely. Looks like you are doing a lot of things to a lot of rooms.
    Can't wait to see it all finished! Taria

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    1. I know...it wasn't meant to be that way, but the flooring change created the half house renovation. haha. oh dear!

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  9. Your house is going to look new! I really like your colors and I can't wait to see the flooring.
    Our Oliver likes to be near us while we do things too, just like Slate.
    That leaf picture is awesome!

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    1. I know...I had to laugh that a kitchen reno turned into half the house!
      Your Oliver is so sweet...I think that every time I see him tolerating Alaina loving on him! ha.

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  10. Can't wait to see the flooring and more. fondly ~lynne~

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    1. Well, thanks, Lynne....flooring going in today. I can't wait, either! I'm pretty much over living on plywood. haha.

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  11. Morning:)
    Little Peter is on my lap saying "Dadadada" . . . and he is insisting on typing a message to his Auntie Betsy, "sldvbvburubrub urb usiurb i" . . . literal translation being, "I sure dig your kitchen and love the colour on thew wall . . . it all looks great." . . . . . lol
    He has been looking at the blog posts of him and recognizes himself and keeps pointing to himself . . . . lol
    Have a good day . . .

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    1. Peter types better than his Papa! haha.

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    2. You've got a point there . . . lol
      . . and just love that shot of the falling Autumn Leaf ~ well timed . .
      I expect you use your new camera exclusively now . . . :)

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  12. That window picture is very iconic. I think it would win a prize in the Cedarville University's annual photograph competition labelled as "The last leaf of Autumn" or something like that.

    Slate is like a faithful old dog who follows you everywhere. (Don't tell him I compared him to a dog!)

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    1. We've said before that Slate is like a dog....the good qualities of a dog....not the panting, stinky fur or bad breath....and no pooper scooping. ha. But he's loyal, lays at our feet, and greets us at the door. :)

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  13. Nearing the home stretch......
    Enjoy your day....
    Still crappy here.....but....I am picking up Miss V....a ray of sunshine♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It is so dark outside, it's like night. Where's the sun? I don't remember the last day it didn't rain. ha.

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  14. Boy has a lot happened while I was in OR. I'm so excited for you. Yeah for the bread hook.....That little leaf in the skylight...priceless.

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    1. A lot HAS happened! In some ways it seems like it's taken forever, though.

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  15. I do love the colour of your walls. I have something similar on mine and it lends itself to just about every colour around it... appearing grey, deep beige or green.. depending on the decor. To me, it's the perfect neutral.

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    1. That's exactly how this is...a little different in any given light or time of day. I think it will be great to blend with anything.

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  16. One leaf for now and thousands ready to fall. It is fun to watch all the progress.

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    1. Yes! We have a long way to go, though....many are still green. I was looking at last year's photos this morning and the piles of leaves on the ground was mid November!

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  17. This is getting exciting!
    The left picture looks, just like that.... a framed picture!
    You know, it's the little things that bring a smile to my face.

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    1. It really is the little things, isn't it?

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  18. You ROCK Miss Betsy. Cooking with a half or hardly no kitchen or a working kitchen at all. I'd be pushing for takeout every nite.
    Sweet company...now if you could just teach him to cook.
    Do you see the bird in the leaf?

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    1. haha...well, this is the third week and for the first two we ate things I already had in the freezer or sandwiches. I was itching to cook!

      I do see a bird in that leaf now that you mention it!

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  19. Hi Betsy - Slate is amazing! What fun to see and watch as you go .. finding the dough hook - that's not something that's easy to lose - but glad it's now rescued ... I expect the boys love Mum's food and that will make them more settled .... the Reno really is coming along .. cheers Hilary

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