Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kitchen: Day 2

After a long day on Friday we headed out to dinner and stayed out a little too late. Waking up on Saturday morning was not joyful. My friend Matt had offered to come over in the morning to help us take off the tile counter so I wanted to make sure to move all the cabinets out by 9am. I woke up at 8am and Dan and I started hauling the cabinets onto the tarp in the back yard. They really were not that heavy but they are large and hard to move down the stairs. Here are some photos from the day:

8:30am: unhooking the sink

As I was unhooking the sink Dan ran out to get some ice for the cooler. It only took me about 15 minutes to take out the plumbing. When he came back I told him the sink was now out of commission. Five minutes later I heard water gushing in the kitchen. Dan had dumped all the water from the cooler into the sink. Habit is hard to break. While it wasn't funny at the time, it's pretty funny now. After he cleaned up the water. . . he dumped the old tonic water down the sink too. Oh my.

9:30am: lifting out the sink (to make sure Dan couldn't pour water in there anymore)

12:00pm: Matt and Dan looking over the empty kitchen after everything was removed.


Newburgh Restoration said...

We did this is my house and it's so exhausting! Every part of it, it just drains you and you want to sit on the couch and not budge. Kudos to you for waking up early to get the job done even when you stayed out late the night before. But I bet you REALLY want that new kitchen!

Benny said...


I admit, I took a lot of breaks. But, I also really enjoyed taking it apart. It's like a puzzle. I think if I could do kitchen demo part-time. . . I would. That's sad, right?

And yes, I REALLY want the new kitchen!

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