The parents are on the way up to help with the plumbing. I'm replacing some supply lines with modern materials. Hopefully it will take only a few hours. It's going to be dirty, non photogenic work. But there should be water in the kitchen when it's done. The sink base will also be installed.
Once the plumbing is done, I'll pull all the cabinets out of the kitchen again and start working on the really nasty stuff - patching all the holes in the walls. I'm expecting it to take days. I also need to decide what to do about the lead paint and textured walls. I'm seriously considering beadboard wainscoting. It's cottagey. It's relatively inexpensive. It doesn't involve a lot of chemical strippers to remove other chemicals.
And then there's the painting that needs to be done, the window trim to scrape and repaint, the ceiling that needs to be patched, and...it's going to be a long weekend/month.
Outside, it's nearly daylight now. At 64 degrees, there is heavy fog. More rain expected today. That's just shy of 5" since Wednesday afternoon when we got 2.5" in about an hour.
Near the front walk, plantmaven's brug is blooming. It's just over 16" tall.
And Nell's alternanthera is turning.
4:05pm - The water is back on. It's not the prettiest plumbing job ever done, but it is done. And the hot water is on the left with the cold on the right. Finally.
Going to grab a bite to eat then move onto installing another cabinet or two on the window side of the sink. I've got to get the sink reinstalled tonight according to my own schedule. Lowe's closes at 9pm, so I need to get moving.
8:30pm - 4th trip of the day to Lowe's complete, the sink still leaks. It's the drain pipe. I need a rubber adapter. I'll get one Monday. Until then, a bucket will suffice to keep the cabinets pristine.
I'll work on the walls tomorrow. I've got a functioning kitchen.