Dispatches From The Construction Zone
I’ve struggled a bit to keep up with my posting schedule this week. Aside from some appointments and obligations, I’d underestimated how disruptive this stage of the renovation on our kitchen and bathroom would be, even with being able to shut myself off in one room of the house. The noise and dust are one thing, but it seems there’s always a question to be answered, placement of a light switch to be decided, hardware to be chosen. It’s exciting, but at the same time, requires a lot of focus.
Above, we’ve widened the doorway going from the kitchen to backyard, and installed French doors. It will let so much more light into the kitchen! Don’t worry, that stoop will be rebuilt to accommodate the wider doorway. It will look much prettier once the surrounding walls are repaired too.
The good news is that we passed the first framing/electrical/plumbing inspection yesterday, and they’re able to start closing up the walls. And we’ve made most of the decisions on materials and placed orders, so a lot of the project should now be on rails. I think. I hope.
A Different Kind Of Renovation
One of my appointments this week was a routine visit to the dentist for a cleaning and x-rays. One of my front teeth has a root that was compromised back in my ‘tweens when a permanent canine tooth, instead of coming down into place went wandering in my upper jaw, and decided it wanted to be front and center. Fortunately it was discovered and removed (via oral surgery) before the front tooth was lost. Braces sorted the rest.
But a few years ago my dentist warned me the root was so small that eventual loss of the tooth was almost inevitable. This week’s x-rays (first in a couple of years) showed that both the root and the bone surrounding it have receded further. She recommends having a plan for an implant in place before the tooth either becomes a problem or I lose it. Ugh.
I’ve had one implant, a molar, and the process wasn’t bad at all. But it also wasn’t visible, and while I know a temporary tooth can be fitted, it’s not a prospect that fills me with joy. The good news is that I have both a dentist and oral surgeon I know and trust. So this may be one of my projects for 2018.
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