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Kitchen Renovation Project: Day Six Wall Repair and Prep for Installation

The badly needed kitchen renovation of my New York City apartment continues into day six. Today was the mad race to finish patching up all the holes that the electricians and I made in the walls. I also dry fit some of our new cabinets from Ikea to see how everyhting would fit in the new space. The new stove, microwave range hood, and a dishwasher from Sears are scheduled for delivery tomorrow and I got a confirmation call today – 8am!!!

Here’s a progress report for the day:


By the end of day six I had to have the wall repair work finished because the appliances are coming the next morning between 8 and 10 am. They have to go into their final spots in the kitchen, because I don’t have anyplace to put them and won’t be able to move them by myself anyway.

I worked like a madman to finish the wall repair and somehow got everything done. I was able to put up a coat of primer over most of the patches and only have a little work left in the morning before the Sears delivery shows up.

One little bonus today is that I ended the day by dry-fitting a few of the cabinets in place to see how well everything fit. Ellen did a remarkable job putting this all together, because the fit is perfect.

Tomorrow starts very early and promises to be very busy.

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Andrew Seltz

Andrew was born in Michigan, raised there and in Tennessee, and has since lived outside Orlando, in Chicago, New York City, and now Birmingham, Alabama. He produces videos and websites for a living and is married to a beautiful, generous, loving woman who also happens to be a talented actress and writer - www.ellenseltz.com. They have two daughters.

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