Many deliveries scheduled for today – my couch (which I showed you in this post) and my fridge and stove.
The couch had a delivery time of between 8 and Noon, it was here by 8:45am! Easy peasy delivery, unpack and put together – Joy! It needs *gag* throw pillows and I’ve bought those, they should be here by Friday. I’ll post a pic when the the couch is all decorated. I may have to crochet new kitty blankets because, as you may or may not remember, the couch is a washed grey with tangerine cushions and the kitty blankets are purple and yellow. The throw pillows I bought are silver grey – so with the kitty blankets, too many colors!
The fridge and stove had a delivery window of between 10am and 2pm, with the caveat that they might be late depending on other deliveries and traffic, yadda yadda yadda. Well, guess what bunkies? They were delivered at 10:45am! Bam!
We had to put the handles on the doors, I did that, because my husband, Mr. Shaky, couldn’t get the screws in. For someone who is not exactly Mr. Fix-it, my husband has many tool sets, one set, for some perverse reason has square handles! Ever try putting in screws with a square handled screwdriver? I practically flung that thing across the room. Had to dig around for a screwdriver with a round handle – that worked, done and done.
If you’ve been riding along with me for all these years then you know I am a minimalist, basic, utilitarian person and my stove and fridge are the most basic of basic appliances. Pretty much like my kitchen reno – no bells and whistles. I am so happy.
New fridge is smaller than what we had because mostly our fridge was always pretty empty – so I got an 18 cu ft, 30 inch wide Whirlpool. (If you click the link to see it and the specs, have no fear, I DID NOT pay the MSRP).
As for the stove – for the past 10 years I have been living with stoves that have power burners, the most exasperating feature on a stove. I’ve spent these years with the damn power burner stoves burning food. If you know how to cook then you don’t need no friggin’ power burner! Death to power burners! Finding a gas stove without these horrors was one hell of a trick but – we found a no bells and whistles stove from Frigidaire. (Again, I did not pay the MSRP). This stove does have a ‘simmer’ burner but that’s okay, I actually find those useful. The only thing more basic than this stove would be a camp fire. I love this!
So it has been a totally joyous day. Our kitchen reno job supervisor said there was a possibility that the countertops will be installed next Monday! It’s just a faint possibility because countertops can take up to 2 weeks to get prepared for installation but who knows, my luck and my joy might hold out.
I am one happy, happy camper today, you betcha!