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The Rambling Writer’s Quest for Home, part 17: Gorgeous Granite!

Progress continues on the dream home for Thor and me as the gorgeous granite slabs we selected find their places on counter tops and more.

NOTE: People have been asking to follow our progress as Thor and I pursue our quest for our dream home with sunsets over the Salish Sea. So starting with my post of 5/21/22, we set out.

This post finds me a week out from my second neurosurgery, which hopefully has corrected the stenosis that was missed in the December surgery. I’m still feeling puny, so I’ll keep this post brief. Thor and I are thrilled to see the cut granite finding their places in our new house, including the extra piece above that will become a picnic table for our deck.

Back to the source: Thor and our builder Meshak drove back to Canada to pick up the cut pieces. Below, the kitchen island piece.

Bathroom counter and others:


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6 thoughts on “The Rambling Writer’s Quest for Home, part 17: Gorgeous Granite!”

  1. Our fancy new kitchen has inspired me to get rid of (actually return to Goodwill) all the kitchen gadgets I picked up over the years at thrift stores and garage sales, and get all new cookware. Wow, pots and pans that match!

    1. Yes, we are really moving up in the world of kitchens, and I expect exciting new recipes from Chef Thor. And my dish-washing chores will be sweetened as I look out at the sea view.

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