Today the water was turned off for most of the day, which meant that I could not have any tea, nor could I wash my hands after I ate an orange. I couldn't use the bathroom either, but I guess that wasn't much of an issue, since I wasn't drinking any tea.
The plumbing got rerouted, which was good. We have shiny new copper pipes in the ceiling and walls now, where they should be,
and a drain pipe was moved back into the wall as well.
The closet has been framed in. That was another piece of "bad news" yesterday... that the closet would be smaller than originally planned. Frankly, I didn't care. As long as it is a closet and it holds my vacuum, I will be happy. I suppose the door will be really expensive now though, since it isn't a standard size anymore. Here is the closet, underneath the beam that cannot be moved, the soffit that will remain. Schubert gazes curiously from behind a plastic sheet.
They moved the random heat vent that used to be in the middle of the room. You maybe saw it in some of my earlier pictures. It used to come out under the peninsula cabinets, where it kept my canned goods toasty warm all winter. When they removed the peninsula, it looked like a toilet drain. Now it is in the corner, and eventually it will come out under the sink cabinet and shoot hot air on my toes while I am peeling carrots, which, in theory, should be very nice. We are talking theoretically because we are not in a mood to count chickens before they are hatched.
I also found out how much our replacement cabinet will cost. No. Nobody but us is going to pay for it. We are keeping the cabinet that won't fit. Any suggestions for what we should do with a random 42x42 oak wall cabinet? Perhaps I will have a really snazzy home for my lawn chemicals in the garage.