It will be worth it in the end, and for the most part, I've tried to keep a positive attitude in spite of the fact that my dining room is filled with everything that was once kept in the kitchen.
But now I'll be real for just a moment. I'm tired of the house being in such a state of disorder. There's a layer of dust on everything. I'm tired of paper plates. I really want water in the kitchen again. And a counter. Sigh.
Enough whining. It's an enviable problem that many would be happy to have, and I am, to be honest. Soon, I won't need to do the dishes in the bathroom, and all will be well in the kitchen once again.
Here's a pic or two of the progress: