Until today. Well, until yesterday, but I've been all kinds of busy and unable to give a proper report on progress, setbacks and amusing hijinks. Y'know, that may well be the first time I've ever typed the word 'hijinks.' It doesn't come up all that often, more's the pity.
Anyway, there will be a full account of the (almost) completion of the kitchen, but for now I shall let you feast your eyes upon this:
There are countertops. There is a dishwasher. There is molding atop the cabinets. There is a surprisingly glorious sink and a faucet that is way too much fun to play with. I'd tell you more, but I have to go check on the ziti that's in the oven... the working oven.
Honestly, guys? I don't have the words. My house is still a mess, most of the kitchen is in bins in the basement and I can't begin to tell you how much washing up I have to do. But my oven works. I can soak pots in my sink. That's a whole lot of yay.
Bonus! A not-entirely-color-accurate close up of the v. shiny countertop in late afternoon sun: