We discussed buying new appliances.
It was agreed that we definitely didn’t NEED any new appliances…..that it was entirely a “want” situation.
Since we had been aiming all our cash towards this kitchen upgrade, we just didn’t have the extra funds for new appliances right now. Maybe in a year or two.
With Jamie out of town, I thought I would surprise him and buy a new stainless range the old-fashioned American way……..on credit. By “Surprise”, I meant that the shiny new range would just be sitting in the kitchen when he returned from his trip….weather he thought we needed a new one or not. It honestly never occurred to me that if I listed him as a credit reference that the store would actually call him.
Of course they did.
So much for the surprise…..
This Samsung range has everything we could need; a convection oven, 5 burners – including a huge one in the middle for making paella (like that will ever happen…but it could), it’s self-cleaning, and most importantly…It LOOKS cool. All stainless sleekness with a touch of industrial restaurant. And it’s WWWAYYYY cooler than what we have been cooking on/with for over 2 years.
This was the range of our dreams, if Viking had never been created…..or Smeg…….or Meile…..
Actually, this was the “In-Our-Price-Range” of our dreams.
Now for the drama….I’ll try to condense it to bullet points…
- The delivery was set for 9 am, they showed up at 8:15 PM
- The delivery truck clipped a power line and knocked out the power for the entire neighborhood
- We called 911
- The delivery guys couldn’t connect the gas line in the dark, so they were going to bring it back some time in the next week
- We weren’t having that
- They left it in our living room
- We tried to connect the gas line ourselves
- I smelled gas
- We aborted the plan to connect it ourselves
- The delivery company couldn’t connect the gas line for several days
- Jamie went to the appliance store to ask the store manager for help in person
- Jamie returned with a matching dishwasher that she sold him
Here’s the new range sitting in our living room. Almost made it to the kitchen….
Here’s the new dishwasher also sitting patiently in our garage…
Enter our friend Jimmy, who had the old dishwasher yanked out and the new one connected in about 10 minutes.
The range , after several phone calls, was finally properly connected to the gas line Monday afternoon……
Just look at “The New Hotness”!
We celebrated with chocolate chip cookies.
“And what became of the “old” black appliances?” you ask. We donated them to Habitat For Humanity….they even picked them up. That was the easiest part.