Bad news first, I didn’t meet my goal of getting the floor in this weekend. I got close, but had to put it off Sunday to watch the second to last IndyCar race of the year. The season is almost over, and with a six month racing draught, I needs to enjoy that while I can. It was worth it.

The floor is Aquaguard laminate. I generally hate installing click lock flooring. This one is going together a little easier than most, but it’s still a pain. The finish on this stuff is hard as a rock, it’s commercial rated, and it was relatively cheap, so I decided to go for it. I do like the way it looks. More importantly, Mrs. Shop Teacher likes the way it looks. Unfortunately I will not finish it tomorrow, because I have to go rip the school board of my daughter’s school district a new asshole instead. That's a story for another time though.

I also installed the final cabinet, to the right of the microwave/hood. This one wasn’t part of the plan originally. It’s extra shallow because of the chimney. I’m happy with this addition though, it gives the kitchen a much more finished look, and it will be a good spice cabinet.

Oh yeah, and the Mrs decided we needed to expose the chimney brick, so we did that. I also finished running the hood vent from the kitchen ceiling, through the attic, and up to the roof vent my dad installed for me last month.

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So yeah, productive weekend. Now for some Ibuprofen and bed.