I returned home after being away a week and….
Still no kitchen, no tile, no painted walls. It was pretty much what I expected though I did hold my breath as I unlocked the front door and walked into my home. I hoped to see cabinets but my hopes were dashed.
My kitchen was still wrapped in cardboard and sitting exactly where it had been in the during room when I left.
There was some progress on the dry wall and on the new exterior wall. I no longer have gaps that let in the cold air. For the first time since the work began I was able to put on the heat without it escaping through too many cracks and gaps to count.
I was greeted upon my return by the first big storm of the winter. We need the rain desperately so I can’t complain but the plastic tarp on the porch roof didn’t stay in place under the barrage of water and wind so I did have to share my temporary living quarters with various pots and dishes conveniently collecting the rain that (for a while) poured in.
At least I have a roof over the rest of the house that has kept everything safe and dry.
Hopefully this next week brings more progress!