And absorb me so completely. I’ve neglected this blog so totally I’m almost ashamed. But the end is in sight. Countertops are installed tomorrow and then the final electrical and plumbing next week and then we can use the newly redone kitchen. The floors and walls in the rest of the main floor are done and some furniture is in. We still have woodwork and to install the new windows sashes. Frankly those are outside of my control Dearest husband is in charge of woodwork. It may take months (the family jokes that it will take years) but the house is more than liveable, it is lovely and I truly feel that we have respected the historic nature of the house while updating for our lives. Sigh. Now for the second and third floors. Well maybe not quite yet.