Our contractor installed the rest of the appliances today. Dishwasher is still awaiting hookup, and that will have to wait until the sink is installed along with the countertops next week. We’re hoping they will arrive Wednesday or Thursday, so the contractor can come back and do the plumbing before Thanksgiving week. Then, the cabinets need toe kicks and touchups, and the contractor will make one last pass through for final touchups. The carpet repair man is coming tomorrow morning to fix the carpet where it was pulled up for construction. But we can now stock our fridge, cook, and stop eating in the living room!

Unfortunately, our range was damaged in shipment. There is a dent on the right side, as you are facing it, but the dent is not visible once it’s installed. However, you can see the dent from above, and there is a chip in the enamel. I can either have the range replaced, or I can tell Lowe’s how much money I want refunded on it. At this point, I have opted for replacement, but that could take up to 8 weeks, since there are none in stock. And, once they deliver it, I’ll have to have somebody come out and hook it up, since the installers won’t do anything with the gas line. So, I’m not sure yet what to do about it. I may just take the money, and see if I can get some black enamel touchup paint. Even if I decide to have it replaced, we can still use it in the interim. 

But it’s finally all coming together. Almost there!

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