We gave ourselves a deadline of Franca's birthday (March 3rd) to finish the kitchen trim-out. Marc is finishing up the in-wall cabinets and I started sanding the backs of the "reclaimed" wood beadboards for the wood wall. I figured out how many pieces I need and it is something like eleventy-billion. Actually, I think it is closer to 400 linear feet. My hand might just vibrate itself right off while holding the orbital sander! It could happen people!
But the real pressure came last night, when I finished our taxes (Love you Turbotax!) and discovered that not only do our refunds wipe out our remaining tax debt, but they leave us with a tidy little sum. Most of it is going into savings, but we decided to buy this bad boy:
It is the Zephyr Roma wall-mounted 600CPM vent hood. Marc did all the research on this and right before we hit "purchase" I had a slight freak out that resulted in an online search to:
a) verify that this wasn't too much money (um, the Ikea hoods are more $$) and
b) that I couldn't find it cheaper somewheres else on the interwebbies.
We ended up buying it from Amazon with free shipping. Delivery is estimated at Feb. 18-24, so that really puts the pressure on for us to finish the wood wall. My arm hurts already!