I'm trying to contain my impatience but am disappointed that we didn't get any farther today on the pantry cabinet installation than we did.
B was able to give us only a couple of hours of her time today because of other responsibilities.
It took all three of us (plus four small boys and a shoe horn) to get the cabinet frames muscled into place. B believes in building to fit with no sloppy wiggle-waggle room.
Once in place, she set to work screwing the three units together. Good thing she's such a skinny-minnie little thing.
Above she and Papa Pea are lolly-gagging around, lying down on the job. I tell ya, the help you get these days.
After B had to pack up her tool box and leave, Papa Pea was able to finish some nailing.
I had hoped we would get the tops on the cabinets so we could work on putting up shelves on the upper part of the walls in the next few days, but it will be much easier to install the cabinet tops without the shelves in the way so we'll have to find something to occupy ourselves (whatEVER will we do??!) until B returns on Monday to finish up the cabinets. By then I should have the doors done and she can install them, too.
I hesitated setting up to do more polying today because the morning was very overcast. Now at 4:30, I realize I could have gotten a whole day's work done without a drop of rain falling. Oh well, I'll cross my fingers for a good, long day tomorrow spent with brush in hand.
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