We knew well that this would firstly involve the total demolition and removal of our old chimney and wood cook stove before the builder can return..
The stove was badly burnt out inside and was leaking smoke terribly and the chimney brickwork leaked like a sieve every time it rained.
The biggest issue we had was the horrendous influx of blowflies, they nearly drove me insane over the week, especially the last two days, more flies than I have ever seen here in 12 years.
Finally we realized we had the shade cloth
Our builder will return on Monday and I hope to be selecting kitchen cabinets and tops and have it measured up in the next week or so. We will start demolishing cabinets in about a week.
It really feels good now, the kitchen destruction is a small inconvenience compared to the rest of the house.
I will do a follow up post as the work continues,
so until we meet up again,