This was the state of my kitchen this past Saturday - a mere 5 days before 25 people would be coming for Thanksgiving! (*guests - if you're reading this it's all ok now)
Where the ladder is is where the stairs to the basement used to be. Now instead of an L shape, the kitchen is a much larger, squared off space with a round kitchen table in the center. It's not complete in terms of finishes, new counters etc but it has a nice feel to it - something along the lines of The Walton's kitchen. And, most importantly, it's ready to cook 2 turkeys!