My family and I are in Minnesota again following four years in Switzerland and after a transition period I’m feeling at home here. May speak more about that later, but since I mentioned “home,” I thought I’d start out by finishing up what I started a while back. That is, the KITCHEN. It’s done. If you may recall, I shared a picture of it all torn up in February. This is what that looked like:
Before the contractor took it down to the studs, it looked like this (view from entry):
And this is what it looks like now:
And finally, from kitchen into living room:
It was nice coming home to this rather than the 1970s kitchen we left in 2009, especially after living in our modern Swiss apartment for so long. I find it to be a tranquil place to write, very clean and uncomplicated. After taking a couple of months off from writing, I’m now making one more revision pass on my finished novel and have 15,000 words written on a new one. I like to write at the big table or the island. They work as a portable office (especially when the kids aren’t around).
I hope everyone is having a good autumn!
Jane Isaac said:
How lovely to see you blogging and writing again, and to hear that your family has settled well. Love that new kitchen too! Lucky you:))
Hi Jane, So great to hear from you, and does it seem odd that I miss my friends across the ocean now even though I never lived in the UK? 🙂 Anyway, I’m glad to be back blogging and hope I can keep it up now that I’m settled. And I’m looking forward to reading your next book!
Lovely makeover Kristin. Looks very calming and peaceful 🙂
Helen! Thanks so much for your comment. I’ve been following your writing progress and was thrilled to see you shortlisted in that novel competition. That is a great accomplishment! I’ll raise a glass of wine to you tonight.
It’s fabulous! Wow–what a makeover! I love your new kitchen. It’s great you’ve got a new space you love to write, too. 🙂
Hi Erin! Great to hear from you. I am happy about the remodel – as I hoped, it makes me feel much more settled than the “before” space. I’m so interested in your MFA program and can’t wait to hear even more about it on your blog. Hope everything is going great for you.