Alwaysfixin, did you ever do a reveal?
I stumbled on a post where you commented on your granite, and in that post you mentioned getting custom cabinets locally. I'm in the Chicago suburbs as well, so I figured I'd go find your reveal thread to get all your details, but after quite some time of both Google and GW searches, I've found nothing!
My sleuthing did narrow down the timeframe to about August of 2010, is that correct? Do you have a link you could post, or if you didn't do a reveal, can you provide some details (and maybe do a mini-reveal now...hint, hint... :) )?