December 18, 2006


All the Elements

The only thing worse than having to buy new appliances is having to buy new appliances the week before Christmas. Talk about a drag.

My stove is about 35 years old. I have been running on 3 burners for 18 months now, and because no culinary sensations emerge from this kitchen, that's a doable thing. And then two days ago another burner went. So, no large burners. And yeah, we've replaced and rejigged. I have little sparks that fly.

I hate shopping with a passion. Christmas shopping is relatively okay around here, because there aren't that many of us, and my love does not extend to lavish displays. But amidst all the festive shoppers, Brad and I have been getting a crash course in stoves. Flat tops, convection ovens, hidden elements, handles and racks. Snore.

We finally settled on something that was affordable (meaning, as much as I was willing to go into debt). And then I spied the fridges. I hate my fridge. Truly. It's too small, and I hate it. The spot carved out in the present configuration of cabinets is big enough for something not much bigger than a bar fridge, and it makes me crazy. I'm exaggerating, but barely. The dream of a new kitchen is just that.

Being realistic, the time frame of getting the counters/cabinets/floorplan of my dreams won't be happening for a loooooooong time. So I bought a fridge too, to stave off the pangs.

I called my 12-year-old from the store to check on the width of the space. He told me. It fit. I was happy. We ordered it. We got home. It was too tall. I cried. I am shallow. Between sobs, I told Brad I just wanted to pull into the driveway and yell 'move that bus'. I wanted the hell to be someone else's hell.

We finally re-ordered a fridge that would fit. It is bigger. I have decided to move it to the other side of the room, move my desk into the fridge cubby, and live happily ever after.

If only it were that easy. Now they're going expect me to cook.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lorraine, you are so incredibly boring.

December 27, 2006 3:47 PM  

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