November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Day At The Lake

It's early on Thanksgiving Day. I've tucked the turkey into the oven, nothing fancy, just the bird with apples and oranges stuffed inside, no spices, a little oil on it's surface. By the time J gets back from church it will be ready to load, along with rapid fix accompaniments that require only a microwave or quick oven toasting. It's supposed to be a lovely day in the 60's so we're off to the lake house to give thanks for all that is good in our lives, and pleas for all that needs to be fixed in this world. Hopefully, the two g-kids (locals, the others are sharing other traditions this year) will get a chance to row around a bit. They're getting better at synchronizing their oars and their path is not so circular.

J and I will take a long hard look at the kitchen and it's possibilities. It's a galley style, a walk through from the kitchen door to the dining area. The first cabinet we removed (to allow for a new bar/counter area) opened up the view nicely... then I visited a friend's kitchen where they had taken the whole of the upper cabinets down to chin level and it gave us ideas. So J took down one more upper cabinet... but now we have this stair step thing happening... not good. He's very handy with his saw and knows what to do with electrical wires that get in the way, so there's a good possibility that there will be a lot more sawdust in our future. But this will mean building more cabinets elsewere... and I have a plan....
Not a great picture, but shows what we're dealing with.

5 comments:

meno said...

The hell with the kitchen, look at that view! At least you have something nice to look at while you are being annoyed by the kitchen.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful day with much to savour. Enjoy!

MMComstock said...

What fun. Being one who loves da kitchen, I can't wait to follow the progress of this one in the wonderful lake house--and Joel's magical skills.

Sounds like a good thanksgiving, Karen.

Margot

Annette said...

I liked the first 'tear-down' pretty well. I suspect it will be amazing when you are finished. The whole house seems so open yet private. Can't wait until the locals are joined by the whole family to re-christen the house-at-the-lake. By the way, I'm thinking it should have a name. A

KJ said...

"The Lake House" has a classy ring to it, methinks. I can't wait to see the final results either! Much like the way I paint, it evolves day by day with the end result yet unknown. KJ