"Isn't it driving you crazy?"
Why yes, yes it is. It IS driving us crazy to have a cement floor since last May.
But it will all be worth it!!!!!
Because I took THIS photo the other day using ISO 400 at night! Indoors! And with NO other light except the ones that my Partner in Crime put in!!!! On my D5000, which is like...unheard of!
The excellent indoor lighting means that what does or doesn't happen with the floor or the cabinets or the flies and wasps that are making their way in due to the gaping holes in the walls doesn't seem nearly as bad...
As long as I can figure out how to use the fancy light switches my Partner in Crime installed.
It turns out that those cute little things I thought were paint pots at first glance were like the donut holes of the construction world.
Here's a spot where my Partner in Crime had to put one of those little holes back into the ceiling. Because it turns out that you can't install ceiling lighting directly into a vent:
And so now we are still traipsing to and from the fridge day in and day out on bare cement, but it is VERY well lit bare cement! I have never been so pleased with bare cement in all my life!
Despite the fact that having giant holes in the walls and ceiling is GREAT for calling your almost 17 year old downstairs with the handle of a broom or mop (whatever it does or doesn't do for insect control), my Partner in Crime continues to slave away to get us some semblance of walls and ceilings back together:
All in all, there was only one remaining problem with the bare cement. With the wall removed, it was next to impossible to keep That-Cat-I-Never-Talk-About from using it as a giant litter box. So we confined him to our bathroom.
It's weird, but he kind of loves it there. He's got his own cozy little spot under the sink, and he has visiting hours from from the Pain-in-the-Neck-Cat-Who-Thinks-He's-a-Human. Or dog.
I forgot to show "before" pictures, but here are right after the before, knocking out the wall pictures!
If you'd like to see more "kitchen re-do" pictures, here are other posts:
Walls May Come and Go But Toddlers Requesting Breakfast Out of the Garbage is Forever
Our Kitchen Renovation Has Leaked Out All Over the Living Room
Of Digestive Disease and Washi Tape (I had no idea putting washi tape on drinking glasses would be so popular!)