• The Kitchen Project Part 2

  • Dedicated to Oor Marget and Richard

  • Charles M Flett
  • 2005
  • There's a nice apartment building
  • Sits in Albany's fair town,
  • And the folk there think it really is quite fine;
  • So they won't be moving out,
  • Their minds made up? No doubt!
  • But the kitchen's ear-marked for a new design.

  • 'Er the project's underway,
  • Needing some place else to stay...
  • So its back down mem'ry lane and fond old haunts,
  • Monterey and Café Med,
  • "Gourmet Ghetto" where they fed,
  • In their second-hand Toyota off on jaunts.

  • Their old kitchen is no more,
  • With McCutcheon to the fore
  • Mcbuild.com demolished sure and swift;
  • Save doors and floor which stayed,
  • Protective plastic laid,
  • While the Viking stove as well avoids the rift.

  • Some weeks have now gone past,
  • And they're getting there at last,
  • Now that plumbing and electrics are installed;
  • Paintwork schedule is on time,
  • And the floor has had its prime,
  • But for Mingus its "no-go" and he's appalled.

  • Many ups and downs they've had,
  • Doors for cabinets were bad,
  • And the freezer's making ice atop the door;
  • The Viking's rattling still,
  • While the lights don't fit the bill,
  • But dishwasher sink and faucet please them more!

  • Now layout's warming to them
  • They consider it a gem,
  • Though much cooking's not been done upon the stove...
  • Off kilter it would seem,
  • Though work-island's just a dream.
  • You both deserve a "well done", yes by Jove!
  • Click to return to our Poets' corner