I’ve mentioned more than a few times that Ilise and I are about ready for this frickety frackety renovation project to be done. We’re still ready, and no, it’s not quite done yet. Almost. We’re now in the punch list phase with our design/build firm, Kitchens and Baths Unlimited, knocking out the final fixits like installation of the last few pieces of cabinet molding, and a hinge or two, and the knob for the spice drawer, and and and.
The painting job begun during Week 9 continued all last week. Remember? Slow but meticulous. It looks great. There’s a little plaster weirdness being fixed this week – one wall looks like it has a baby bump, the other one is concave. Maybe in the grand scheme of things they cancel each other out, but we’re going to be boring and insist that both walls end up flat and smooth.
This week’s musical selection needs a little explanation. Khalil Fong is an American-born Hong Kong singer whose musical genre is listed as Mandopop, which I did not know was a thing. (He sings in Mandarin, his second language, so there you go.) His musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, and D’Angelo. I can hear the first two, but as for the third, well, it’s good to want things. I picked this song for the numbers in the title, tying back to the punch list … but there are way more than 7 items on that list. Khalil’s breezy pop/jazz/soul sound is one I’d like to hear more of. Hope you like it too.
Thanks for taking this dusty, disruptive journey with Ilise and me! If you missed any of the weekly reno recaps you can find them here.