We’ll be back tomorrow with a look at what’s going on in our kitchen, but first we wanted to show you our new digs. We moved to the West Coast and for now we’re renting. We’ve said for years that we had too much space for two people and now we’ve remedied that situation. Those of you who’ve been with us long enough may remember our kitchen looking like this:
Or like this, after the remodel:
And Greg’s grill was pretty darn impressive too:
The grill was too big to fit in our new place — or at least through the front door. For now we have a temporary replacement, purchased for $5 at an estate sale. It fits one more burger than we eat and we can take it camping. Not that we go camping.
And here’s the new kitchen. Even after selling or donating items we hadn’t used in years — a Tupperware cake dome, vintage Pyrex, an embarrassing surplus of corkscrews — we have a lot of kitchen stuff. I hate having cluttered counters and try to limit what stays out on them when it’s not being used. Obviously that’s not a possibility in our new digs where the cabinets aren’t even tall enough to hold certain cereal boxes or our cooking wine. Half our utensils are in a buffet in the living/dining room and the remainder are in a crock — where else — on the counter. Reaching our pots means reaching for a step stool. It’s a bit of a mess, but it’s our mess and we’re glad we made the move. It is nice to know if something breaks Greg won’t have to fix it. Now if only the stove were level.
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