The insurance people have been very nice about paying for all the demolition and repair. So that is not the problem. The ServiceMaster people were right here on the spot to do the demolition of the ruined floors and cabinets. They were fast, efficient and neat. And they hauled out all the trash. Thanks to Kevin and Dakota who made life just a bit more pleasant over the several days you were here!
My drywall guy came to give me an estimate...right on time. Then I didn't see him for three days. Seems as if he was sick. But no phone call, no nuttin'. Today he came and now I have a wall with insulation and the cabinets are set into place. Wahoo! It is now beginning to look more like a kitchen.
I got a smokin' deal on the cabinets to replace the ruined ones at Allison's...just up the road. Del is great. If you are in my neck of the woods, make sure you stop by for flooring or cabinets. He'll do right for you. We were able to match the color and style of the existing cabinets almost exactly. Luck beats skill any day. Yes, the insurance company will pay to replace these cabinets, but I figure that a penny saved....
And as long as everything is apart anyway, why not get that new farmhouse sink I've been wanting for so long? So tomorrow I'll go pick up my brand new Silestone sink in espresso color and a new "pot filler" faucet in brushed nickel. I'm paying for those, of course...and I can't wait to see them in place! I'm so hoping that by this time tomorrow, I'll have water and a sink and dishwasher back again and we can stop eating frozen nuke food....and can say goodby to fast food drive up windows. (Note: we live in a tiny town and there really aren't any "real" restaurants here....only fast food. So it is really no luxury to be going out to eat!)
Here is a photo of what I've been dealing with for the last month: