At long last we have a fully functioning kitchen. It all began when I arrived in Trumau after my trip to Norcia. Lisa and the kids were still in Michigan and I was told that the kitchen would be installed sometime during that week before they arrived on July 17. Nothing happened. The family returned, Peter and Sara arrived and after spending the weekend in Trumau we headed off for our two week vacation. When we came back to Trumau in the evening of Sunday, the 2nd of August, we found a few cupboards in place, the rest of them scattered about our living room, and no appliances.
"They'll be in to finish up first thing Monday morning," we told ourselves. Monday came and went. On Tuesday they did return to put the rest of the kitchen together, and it looked great. But there was no plumbing in the sink. Wednesday passed with no word, but on Thursday I found the landlord who told me: "It'll be in tomorrow or Monday." Friday passed, and then the whole weekend; all the while we're doing dishes in the bathtub. Monday rolled around and we thought, "at last, it'll be today." No such luck.
Today, however, Tuesday, the 11th of August, was the day. Isn't it beautiful?
Thomas, meanwhile, discovered that he likes rice. And banging on pots. And making big sticky messes.