She took too long to make decisions.
I, on the other hand, rocked it. This weekend I purchased:
The rest of the cabinet hardware.
Yes. It is bought. And it's nothing I blogged about before. See, turns out I just kinda forgot that Home Depot and Lowes exist. Know what? They sell countertop. For cheaper than the specialty companies. I now own 25 sq feet (although I need only about 17) of Zodiaq quartz countertop in Eclipse Blue. Here's what it looks like, though it's not quite as greeny in person.
It's not recycled. It lacks in cool factor. It's also nearly a grand cheaper than every other option, and it looks good. I tried, World. I really, really did. (As for those ebay suggestions - did you really think it was a good idea for me to have $2K worth of Icestone sitting around in the hopes of finding a buyer? If nothing else, that stuff is heavy and takes up a lot of space! No thanks.)
Back to the windows - why 4, you may ask? Well, I'm getting awning windows in the kitchen instead of double hungs (so they crank out, not push up to open). Due to the height of my windows, that means I actually need 2 in every opening. Yet another budgetary estimation. Oops. But it'll look great and I can leave them open without fearing burglar entry!
Run along kitchen, run along...