Another major milestone in the renovations is complete! Today they finished putting in the IKEA cabinets. I am overwhelmed by the quantity of storage space I now have. My mind is boggling with different placement options.

(A spare piece is playing the role of island countertop.)

Tomorrow afternoon the countertop will be templated, and then we wait 10 to 15 business days for fabrication and installation. After that the backsplash, sink, dishwasher and plumbing can be installed, and last they finish the outlets and lights and trim for the electrical icing on the cake. And then I can finally make cake! 

Optimistically, it’s conceivable that I could bake my own birthday cake by February 20th.  More realistically, it will be March when we can say life in our house is back to normal.