We have been very busy these days, with me going back to work, people coming into town and the counter tops due to arrive (!).
Let's get first to the lights part:
We had been wanting to get rid of our exterior front porch light for a while. It was plastic and basically just a bug collector. Check it out----->
So, this past Sunday, I installed a new more modern, glass fixture. Pretty huh? We splurged on an LED light bulb for these because #1 we leave this light on at night, all night, so we might see some $ savings, and #2 Marc had read somewhere that bugs are not attracted to LEDs. So far that does seem partially true. Little gnats still like it, but it does not seem to be attracting any moths.
Then, while we were at it, we decided to install a motion sensor on the fixture at the back porch. This way, when you are fumbling with your keys at the back door, the light will turn on for you. It's not the prettiest thing, but very functional. (And, yes, we still need to trim out that door.)
Now the really exciting part, the kitchen work:
Our countertops are due to be shipped this week, so we've been busy trying to prep for them. Last night we were up late installing the new sink, garbage disposal and plumbing.
It was all way too complicated to explain (the sink is an undermount, but you can't really undermount very securely to the epoxy countertops, so Marc had to build a box and platform in the sink cabinet to support the sink...) but it is done!
We just reinstalled the old faucet and didn't bother to recut the sink hole in the plywood "countertops", but still. Under all that mess is a new nice zero-radius sink, a working garbage disposal and metal p-trap and drain!