As promised, here is a picture of my "living room".
Obviously there is no living taking place in here except maybe for the neighbor's cat, David, who sneaks in through the doggie door at night and sleeps on the couch. Sure, HE gets to sit on my couch!!
I'm told the new sink and cooktop is going in this week and two more cabinets will be finished in a few days so I will be able to start moving things out of the living room. Sofa, here I come!!
And on a really cool note, we figured granite on our kitchen island was not going to be an option because of the price. BUT!!! We saw an article in our little local paper talking about this family owned business (Chippewa Stone in Medina, Ohio - and they are AWESOME!!) that sells granite and loves helping people achieve their decorating and remodeling goals. So, we decided to go check em out and these folks couldn't have been nicer. We walked in and my first words were, "Hi, we would like granite for our kitchen, but we're poor." And instead of them tossing us out on our ears, they took us through their warehouse and we looked at probably 200 huge pieces of granite.
When I reiterated that money was a big issue, she helped us find a remnant piece that is a perfect match for what we want. So on a whim, I asked her to price it for us, not holding my breath since all the other places quoted between $1400.00 and $1800.00 which is NOT in our budget range. Well, it ended up being less than half of what we expected. And, they would even install it! Not even sex has ever excited me this much!! (Ok, that's an over-statement)