March 11-April 02

I bundled the last couple of weeks together because it was a flurry of activity followed by very little.

Since there were no workmen in the house, Dave and I took off for Granbury, ostensibly to look for a jukebox, but also to get out of the house together and eat a meal that wasn't zapped in the microwave.
From Wikipedia:  Hiram Bronson Granbury (March 1, 1831 – November 30, 1864)  was a lawyer and county judge in Texas.   He organized a volunteer company (7th TX Inf) for the Confederate States Army after the outbreak of the Civil War and became its captain. Promoted to Brig. Gen., he headed the Texas Brigade, which was composed  of 8 under-strength Texas regiments,  including the 7th Texas Infantry. He died in the Battle of Franklin (TN).
Reburied in Granbury, Texas a couple of weeks after the battle.
While we didn't find a jukebox, we did find a piece of art for over the television.  Probably not Great Art, but interesting enough to look at until we find a perfect piece for the space.

On the 15th, our cabinets arrived!
and the next couple of days were spent on the installation -
On the 17th, the electricians came back and installed the cabinet lights...
Paul the electrician said "you should have glass shelves" and I informed him that in Texas that was a lost cause, but if he wanted to drop by each week to dust them, I'd consider it.  We think the upper lights will be just right to highlight some pieces that we love but don't use often.

On the 19th, Carlos came in to build up the breakfast bar and enclose the island in bead-board.
he left a couple of issues with the floor
(which can be repaired), but we think it's gorgeous!
On the 20th, the hood was installed -
it's stainless steel - currently still has the plastic protector on it
And after that, no workmen to date because the counter-tops are stuck in Houston.  Very frustrating!

In the meantime, Dave installed the brackets for the shelves in the pantry, 
and the new light in the pantry.
He also finished working on the library wall and stairway - he had already removed the ugly old paneling, so he re-textured, painted and installed a real handrail.  I can hardly wait until we put the art back up!
Good job, Dave!

I finished up another afghan and am working on squares for another one.
And now it's definitely Spring!  The iris have started in our yard...
and the flowerbeds at CC Young (where we have our DAFA meetings) were bursting with color!
Poor Mr. R has been wavering between utmost vigilance:
and looking exhausted:
Here's hoping there are more workmen in our immediate future - even if it's hard on the dog.