Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kitchen progress

Last Friday the kitchen looked like this:
Today (the following Thursday it looks like this:


Can you spot the difference?
No. Me neither.
This is sadly because, after the sink was removed on friday the builder went home and then on Saturday fell off a roof. Thankfully he was not killed or paralysed but he has badly broken his foot and has been in hospital having it pinned. So our cooking water system now consists of an old orange squash bottle that gets taken up and down for refilling from the bath everytime we go upstairs.
The builder has been gamely sending messages of apology from his sick bed and has now arranged for a subcontractor he trusts to finish the units although to ensure a good job he wants to do the tiling and finish himself. Eventually.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

I guess it could be worse - the contractor could have left with the payment and no forwarding address! Best wishes with the new sub-contractor!

Feather on a Wire said...

Could be worse. I once had a kitchen ripped out and the proposed day of delivery was the day after the kitchen company went broke! With our 50% deposit...

Diane said...

It looks promising though. And at least he didn't fall off of YOUR roof. (Thinking in a lawyerly fashion about sparing YOUR homeowners insurance policy.) I especially like the bare lightbulb -- very chic and understated. And who needs cabinet doors, anyway?

Working Mum said...

I know you are supposed to anticipate delays, but who anticipates the builder falling off a roof?!

You will survive this and have a lovely kitchen in the end - keep hold of that thought........