The Campsie Project

An account of the renovation of The Neglected House on the Wonderful Street in Wonderful Downtown Lexington, Kentucky.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The legendary kitchen cabinet installation

I have been wanting to build this and put it up forever. And I'm not talking about the kitchen cabinets. That honor and gift could only come from the generous hands of John & Laura, our Kitchen Clamorers...

One day, a few months ago, Lucy and I were so very lucky to have John & Laura come over and install our kitchen cabinets. I am nothing but serious. Did I mention that they were responsible for us even having the cabinets?!? They came over and —well, see for yourself. This animation may take a minute to load. (it's 1.9 mb), but even as they were starting, I knew it had to be documented. So I put a camera on a tripod and diligently shot them every few minutes all day long.

Have I mentioned how lucky we are? Or how sterling they are?

John and Laura! We love our cabinets and we love you!!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ode to an Ambassador

The Mighty Ambassador
Ode to an Ambassador

Thank you, Ambassador, for taking us culinary places
One burner places, hot plate says
A skillet, a tea kettle, and you, Ambassador
Filled our bellies for a season, too,
three if we're honest
You cooked, honest
One burner, pinching for a kitchen
In the temporary world, you were the savior
Found, Good Will, always, $10 the richer
and us so much more
You're going back now, back for more Good Will,
helping's your fate
a simple hot plate.

—on the occasion of the installation of a very fancy Jenn-Air Range, which will on a certain level never take the place of the used Ambassador hot plate that cooked many many meals prior to the existence of a real kitchen on Campsie Place

New pix of late Fall work on the Campsie place are here!