Monthly Archives: July 2011

Entry 32: Big Gaping Hole Update

It’s done! Our new kitchen is finished! It just needs a few final touches, like, you know, walls. Also windows, cabinets, plumbing, lights and appliances. And I’m forgetting something…oh, yes, a floor! Other than that, it’s done! Well, okay, maybe … Continue reading

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Entry 31: Small Town Stamford

We moved to Stamford from Irvington, New York, a fairly small town in Westchester with a population of about 5,000 if you don’t include the ghosts that haunt Washington Irving’s estate. So when we started looking for houses in Stamford, … Continue reading

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Entry 30: I’ve Got Mail!

For my entire life, this is how I got the mail: Step 1: Go downstairs, or across the parking lot, to the bank of mailboxes. Step 2: Using a key, open the mailbox assigned to my apartment or condo unit. … Continue reading

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Entry 29–Kitchen Demolition Journal: Friday

8:03am–There have never been more than two or three demo guys here at a time, but this morning an army of trucks and men arrive, preparing, I guess, to launch an all-out assault. We confer briefly with John about a … Continue reading

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Entry 28–Kitchen Demolition Journal: Thursday

7:12am–After a day off to let the dust settle–on everything–the guys are back bright and early with a truckful of lumber. I take this to indicate that some reconstruction is about to begin. Either that, or they’ve secretly screwed up … Continue reading

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Entry 27–Kitchen Demolition Journal: Tuesday

6:58am–I enter the house after having just dropped my daughter off at the Stamford train station. I am carrying two large iced coffees from Dunkin Donuts, with sweetener in one pocket, straws in another, and the newspaper, which I have … Continue reading

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Entry 26: Kitchen Demolition Journal; Monday

8:00am–A large cannister has just shown up in our driveway. It is not, as I had predicted, a green cannister. I’m not sure what color it is. It is the color that you might get if you gave a three-year-old … Continue reading

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