We interrupt this cycling blog for a kitchen renovation.

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New windows sashes look great. New paint on the walls and window.

We’ve been in this house for 13 years this month. It’s a 1925 house with a “modern” 1950’s kitchen. Well, it must have seemed modern in the 1950’s. I tend to spend my time and money on things other than home improvements. Mostly bicycles. BUT, painting the kitchen has been on the list for 13 years. Susan finally got the ball rolling on this project by taking a week of vacation for the week leading up to the July 4th holiday weekend. She’s done most of the work including cleaning the walls and cabinets, repairing cracks in the walls and ceiling, painting the walls and most of the inside and outside of the cabinets. We’re still working on the project whenever we have time in our day. I’ve been concentrating on the drawers, cabinet doors, shelves, repainting some of the hardware, filling holes and replacing other hardware.

It feels never ending. My bike riding has been non-existent since the beginning of this project. This will be one of those projects that will feel good when it is all done. We’ll wonder why we took so long to get it done. Well, my procrastination on projects like this is mostly to blame.

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Moving it inside.

I’m off work today. The project continues. Our house is small with no garage. Up until today I’ve been doing the sanding and painting on the porch. I had to move it into the basement because we have 20-30 mph winds. Hard to keep contaminates out of the fresh paint in those winds.

While I wait for this round of painting to dry I’m sneaking out for a bike ride. I’ve been really craving a ride. Can’t wait to turn some pedals!

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