I have moved out of the world of slow cooker stews and into the realm of desserts. My lack of an oven is requiring this. The kitchen is making progress daily, albeit slow. The doorways has been moved. The wiring is near completion. The biggest setbacks of the week: our cabinets have turned out to be particleboard held together by glue (not gonna work) and lack of companies wanting to ship large chunks of butcher block counter tops to Alaska. They will ship to the lower 48 states, and they will ship internationally, but if you are in the death zone of Alaska or Hawaii you are expected to down your own trees as it was likely your choice to live in such rural and inaccessible reaches.