Wow, kitchen remodeling is exhausting and we still have a long way to go, a four year plan to be exact. David tore out the lath and plaster ceiling, hung sheet rock (on a 10' ceiling by himself). The ceiling still needs to be painted and new light fixtures (we are making) hung.
Our old stove was going and I have been watching for a professional gas range. I found a scratch and dent Bertazonni 36' range for an amazing price. Thank goodness we found her because 2 weeks before we got her put in, the old one completely died. So the timing was perfect!
There was a lot of work to put her in. We needed a back splash that could take heat and choose honed marble. I LOVE it, it looks soo old world to me and was a pretty economical choice! David treated me by getting a pot filler and all I can say is if you get a chance to have one, DO IT. I love mine and can see it will be used a lot.
David still needs to build a wood cover for the vent and hood. We need to paint over the old wallpaper. I was going crazy not having a stove for two weeks. It was 81 days from purchase to install :-O I was like one of those race horses at the starting get, itching to start running. It was such a relief to finally cook and I have to say I have not made one bad thing. I am amazed at how well everything cooks.
The other cooling thing about Nerina, we got her up and running on our 25th wedding anniversary. We did not plan this (believe me I wanted this puppy up and running as soon as possible) but it seems to be the perfect wedding anniversary and a symbol of our love. For food is one of the main things that brought us together.
I want to thank you to all of you because without Wren Bay and all of you I could never have purchased Nerina. Heck I never would have even published Wren if you had not encouraged me to be brave and not listen to my fears. So it is all love and when I cook now, I will cook with love. Hopefully I will in time be able to cook for some of you. I am thinking when the kitchen is done, maybe I could have cooking classes! So I am proud to announce the birth of Nerina. I choice the name Nerina because in Italian it mean water. With the gift of the pot filler, I think is apropos xox