Life gets in the way! There haven't been many full days of work that I've been able to get in. Plenty of various other activities and events - but life is good:) I have managed to squeeze in a couple of hours on most days.
The kitchen cabinet shell has been installed. As with everything else, building the pantry was a "one off custom job." I bought hidden bottom mount glides for the pullout pantry and the slides had "slow close" mechanisms built in which I at first thought was great. Then after installing them I realized that we were going to need some sort of restraint mechanism for when we are driving (other wise the pantry might fly open on a corner.) I realized that the slow close wouldn't close with enough force to engage a latch. After some thinking and serendipitous shopping, I came across a solution - a sash lock like those used on windows. Because our pantry is right next to the heater cubby, there is an exposed vertical wall which would allow for mounting the lock.
More updates coming today on what's been happening since my last post.
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Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.