I don’t think I wrote about it, but way back in the beginning of January Lloyd and I were in Lincoln looking around, and he asked if I wanted to look at stoves again. I told him that I really didn’t care any more. The only two requirements I had were 1) it should be a smoothtop, and 2) the controls needed to have a number pad, not just up & down arrows to control the timer or temperature.
Well, we happened to be in Sears, and just walking around looking at control pads narrowed it down to two stoves, and the crazy high price on half the choices narrowed it down to one, and that one was on sale. Sold! (But not picked up or delivered, because they only deliver to Seward on Fridays and we have jobs.)
So, many weeks went by and today we finally got the stove. Woo-hoo! Well, not really ‘woo-hoo’. See, while it’s nice to have a stove, it was something we needed, and $700 spent on something you need is not nearly as much fun as spending $20 on something less necessary, like….. say….. Forearm Forklifts!!
I told Lloyd that if we bought them, we could get the stove inside by ourselves. (Harold is always most gracious about coming over to help move appliances, but fortunately, Lloyd wasn’t thinking about that.)
Looking at the video I linked to, now I realize that we actually had the straps wrong. Whatever. It’s a testament to how well they work that we got the job done.
Lloyd got it all hooked up & running, and I turned it on for a while to burn off the ‘new’ smell, and I’m sure when I make my first
mess meal, I’ll let you all know how it goes.