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Countertops!

When my plane from Reno landed in Atlanta, I found 2 messages on my cell from Betsy. The granite people showed up unexpectedly and installed the countertops. (The calls were about placement of the faucet, instant hot water dispenser, and disposal switch, which can't be put where I want them because the sink's too big. Will deal with this later this week...)

I like them. I think they go well with the cabinets, and I'm having a good time finding neat cobbles and trying to vaguely identify some of the rock types--my petrology class was a *very* long time ago, and I'm not much of a rockhound.

It's hard to get a good picture with the flash reflections, but these came out OK. (Click on the thumbnail for a larger version.) That's the island, with the hole for the cooktop, plus here's the sink and the breakfast counter. If you're looking at the sink: I wanted the hot water at the back corner of the big basin (that is, on the right middle of the photo), and still hope it can be squeezed in there. The disposal switch will not fit behind the large basin of the sink because of the mounting clips underneath, and it can't go in the foreground of the picture because of a drawer. It will probably have to go on behind the small basin, which is a little non-intuitive because the disposal will be in the large basin. Oh, well...

But I have my geologist's countertops!

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joyeuse13
Jun. 27th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I like the idea of geologist's countertops!
idiotgrrl
Jun. 27th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
OT, but - Happy Birthday to you, and many happy returns of the day. And BTW, the countertops are lovely.
nlbarber
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
Re: Happy Birthday!
Thank you. It's been a nice birthday, plus I feel like the countertop installation was an early birthday present as I've been waiting so long to see how they look.
mmegaera
Jun. 28th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
Congratulations! They're beautiful. Don't lose small puddles on them...
nlbarber
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
I can forsee the need to designate parts of the counter as "dry", so they will be safe for putting down paper stuff. Or else get in the habit of sweeping a hand over the surface before putting anything down. Or both.
mmegaera
Jun. 28th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Excellent ideas. And that countertop is well worth both of them.
hornedhopper
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
Oh, The Pretty!!!

And, yikes, Happy Birthday!! I'm glad I saw that response, or I'da bin late, late, late! Hope it was a good one, especially culminating in the geologist's dream kitchen *g*!
nlbarber
Jun. 28th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Thanks!

I've probably missed birthdays and other Significant Events galore, as I haven't been consistently reading my flist since the travel schedule heated up in May. After the NY trip next week I'm going to work flist reading back into the daily routine...
norilana
Jun. 28th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
Gorgreous granite!!! Congratulations! :-)
norilana
Jun. 28th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
And happy birthday, duh!!!
nlbarber
Jun. 29th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Thanks!
coalboy
Jun. 28th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
Simply gorgeous!
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