Tomorrow is D-Day. Goodbye old and faithful kitchen, hello new and, I hope, trusty kitchen.
I haven`t seen the kitchen space looking anything like this for over twenty five years. It echos. Amazing. It almost looks nice.
I removed one of the wall cupboard doors, and I like the feeling of space it brings. I hope that is what the glazed door will do too.
Fingers crossed that Fitter Danny does a good job. I can trust Tony with the electrics, but Danny is not someone who has previously worked for me. I hope he turns up. Imagine if he doesn't.
All the stuff now crowding out the sitting room (how did it all fit in one small kitchen?) would presumably have to be put back until another fitter could be found.
Let's not go there. Danny will be here in the morning, eight thirty. MasterB will be with neighbours. I shall take him round at eight o'clock. He will pay for his peace and quiet by being on Mouse Duty. He 's been doing some mighty sniffing here, so I hope the removal of the kitchen cupboards is not going to reveal a rodent family in residence.
I have been sticking post it notes on my oven, fridge and hob, plus a couple of other things to remind Danny and his team, aka his brother, that they are staying. I know lots of people go for new everything when they have a new kitchen, but all my appliances work, the washing machine is relatively new, and I can't see why I should replace them. They were bought to last, good quality.
Still, when I said I was keeping them, there were raised eyebrows. Really? Yes, really. And I don't want a fan extractor.
Oh that fan extractor. It kept appearing. I don't know how many times I said I didn't want one. Apparently everyone gets one. But I have never felt the lack. I have a window that opens. Why would I want one?
Which brings me back to labels. I fear that they might be so inured to chucking out existing appliances, mine could end up in the skip anyway. So I shall be hovering at least for part of the day, to make sure that bit is understood.
And if any fan extractor is on the delivery van on Tuesday morning, it can go straight back to where it came from.