Kitchen Remodel:  Weeks #6 & #7

Week #6, March 25 - 31, saw very little work done on the kitchen.  Jack was shooting a documentary at Microsoft, so there was not much spare time for the big project.  We did take some time to mark the Easter holiday... we went to an Easter decorating party on Saturday and had Sunday dinner at Buzz's house.  The work that was done on the kitchen wasn't much to look at -- simply the fastening of the plaster board -- hundreds of additional screws.

Week #7, April 1-7, brought continued work, but nothing dramatic to see.  Except for the new windows which are a major improvement.  Jack spent most of the time watching joint compound dry.  After the initial mud, tape and corner pieces there has been 2 more applications of mud followed by drying and sanding. 



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Greg, Andrea and Jack coloring Easter eggs.
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This is Frances. She had cooked dozens of egg and gathered all kinds of dyes, paints, pens and wax.
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This is Greg, Frances's husband.
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John came over to help Jack install the big window while I was at work.
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The small window was put in the night before.
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The old window pane. Notice that it was a single pane. We were reluctant to "chop up" the view with a 3 pane window, but the kitchen gets so hot in the summer or whenever the afternoon sun pours in.
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Now both of the kitchen windows open. It doesn't seem to interfere with the view that much.
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All the windows are in. There are 3 coats of mud on the dry wall seams... maybe one more is needed.
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