We started renovating our kitchen back before Thanksgiving. Work in progress story is here.
Time was not our side with various and many trips to the hospital to visit with our fathers, Ray and Skip.
Lauren was determined to have the kitchen finished by Christmas since we were hosting her family for dinner.
The day of Ray's Funeral, the Friday before Christmas, Lauren and I were talking to her uncle and cousin about how much work was needed on the kitchen. The kitchen was only half done and Lauren wanted it to be finished that weekend.
I tired to talk Lauren out of completing it because we had so many other things to do before the holiday.
"Bill, the backsplash is not up and there are so many little things we need to do." Lauren insisted.
"I think our guests will understand with all the circumstances we have faced lately." I said and looked to her uncle and cousin, both who I have only met a few times, for confirmation.
"I just want it done." Lauren said.
"Well, I think they will understand." I said. "It's not like we can't have people over. I mean, it's not like our kitchen has Herpes."
Then I got puzzled looks from everyone and that is where the conversation ended.
The kitchen was 95 % completed by Christmas dinner.
In the questionable condition, yet without herpes.
Still only 95% complete.