One advantage (perhaps the only) to completing this phase of the renovation while I have classes is that I’m not home two nights a week to care at all about the lack of kitchen.
For shabbat dinner I made a nice random slow cooker stew of potato, onion, turnip, parsnip, carrot, celery, 5 green olives, and a handful of brown rice, cheddar cheese, and mushrooms. It was nice to have *real* food. I served it with some honey mustard salad dressing (for kick). It definitely hit the spot on a rainy Friday.
I’m sick of not eating real food. I don’t want to think about all the sodium and preservatives I’ve been eating for the past two weeks. The end is in sight and it’s worth it.
The kitchen progress can be seen in the flickr set I created — when I remember to upload the photos. We have one last course of tiles to lay (it’s too late at night to cut them) and have purchased the moulding and painted the first coat. Tomorrow will see (hopefully) our phase of the project completed. The clutter is definitely getting to both of us, our real work has been quite slow and distracted because of stuff everywhere and the obstacle course it creates, especially at 6am when we leave for the office.