The kitchen drawer side is really close to being complete. All that's remaining to do there is to attach the false front in front of the cook top. I went to Homedepot and unfortunately they don't carry the hinges in store - they have to be ordered online (sigh!) Wiring in the outlet for the backside of the cabinet (for potential outdoor use) was a bit challenging. I thought I had left myself extra wire but there was definitely no extra which made things very challenging for working space. I also gave myself a bit of a scare when I went to test the outlets and was wondering why there was no power (I had tested the wires before beginning to make sure the power flow was correct and all was good.) After checking the outlets and the breaker panel, I realized that I had forgotten to reset the GFCI button on the outlet! Phew (again!) Next item for the cabinet are the slide out trays for under the sink. As there are two cabinet doors, we're going to have a pull out tray for each side. One will be for the garbage can and the other side for the cleaning supply caddy.
I finally got going on the window frame for the large window on the passenger side. The window frames need to be completed and installed before I can continue any further with the wall panelling. The frame itself was not a big challenge but the opening for the 12v charging points was a bit of a bother. I had recut it larger a few times prior to assembly to make sure the sockets would fit through the opening. Then I applied the aging compound to the individual pieces before dinner thinking that I could assemble and test fit after dinner. All was good - the frame fit into the space very nicely - but then I realized that one of the three 12v sockets was shorter than the other two and the lock ring would not be able to secure that socket. More cutting... (a few times.) Eventually I did get it to fit into the frame.
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.