June 14th, 2006


More cabinet work

Work on uninstalling and re-installing the cabinets is proceeding. The granite countertop templating has been put off until tomorrow, which is a good thing because I called Betsy this morning to say "the island is looking better, but it's still only 30" wide after Jack built an extension on the 24" cabinet". It seems that he was tripped up by the same inaccurate drawings made by a cabinet supplier that (in small part) also led astray the incompetant installer. He has today to rebuild it to add the extra 6 inches, so I'll have a 6' x 3' island in the end.

Looks like they had to reposition the sink cabinet as well--the holes in the back have been re-cut about 6 inches to the left. Probably lots of other shifting went on that I just can't tell...

Just called Betsy to tell her that the high cabinet over the oven is supposed to have vertical dividers, not horizontal shelves. That means the cabinet was shipped wrong, so she'll either have to re-order or have Jack and crew re-tool what they did ship. I guess I'd better check the cabinet over the fridge location tonight as it was to have more shelves than the standard, for baking pan storage.

Micro pifflefest/LoisCon

Yesterday evening I got an email from callyperry (Gaude on LordPeter) asking if I was interested in a micro pifflefest/LoisCon on short notice. I was, and tonight I collected her at her hotel and off we went to sample some of the Atlanta flavor.

Starting with real food-type flavors, I took her to the newly opened second location of the Flying Biscuit, one of those eccentric neighborhood brunch spots that also does dinner. As their A/C was out, we took a table outside where there was some breeze, and chowed down while we piffled. We talked of books and bells and local pronunciations and spellings, and science fiction conventions and what we each do for a living and dancing and the relative development patterns of Atlanta and Boston.

When we finally let our waitress have her table back, I offered the tour of my personal construction zone--Cally has been following the progress on LJ. So I gave her a tour of some of the nicer intown neighborhoods on the way to my house, and then she got the tour of the new kitchen (cabinet bits still strewn everywhere), utility room, and Cat Room, and the messy rest of the house. But you know, it's a great thing about pifflers and Bujold fans--take them into a room with bookcases, and they don't see the mess at all because they're too busy examining the shelves and talking books.

I don't think I'll be able to get over to St. Luke's tomorrow night to watch and listen as Cally rings with the St. Luke's ringers, but she has inspired me to try to go to some other practice night and finally see some change ringing.