Daily Archives: December 28, 2012

Another One Bite’s the Dust

AND another one gone AND another one gone- ANOTHER ONE BITE’S THE DUST!

Another Month- Another Appliance-  The Microwave bit the dust in a blaze of glory-er- fumes of glory.  It was fuming with rage.  After tweeting about other possible brands… because frankly GE Appliances just don’t hold up… GE contacts me… says they are going to do anything to help… and what do you know…… they said get a new one.  That was the such great help(sarcasm- LOADS of sarcasm). So with that brilliant idea- cough cough- I decided to research what we could do.  Last time when our Dryer died I turned to Creepy Craigslist and procured a Used-Dryer that has worked swimmingly for us- it actually drys our clothes twice as fast.  Well, Craig and his Creepies were actually comparable in price with the Holiday deals at the Major Appliance Dealers in town. SCORE ONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS.  As soon as the Hubs got home from work we headed to Lowe’s and were happily surprised to acquisititon a “last year’s model” fro 85% off the price. WHATTT?????  Someone was looking out for us.  Both G and I had that ‘feeling’ that someone, somewhere, had to be looking out for us.

Removing the Old GE Microwave was A LOT harder than we believed it would be because of these weird spikes that they had drilled into the wall that were spring-loaded.  A couple holes gaping later and some pillows to soften the noise if it crashed down(D was sleeping upstairs-never-ever wake a sleeping baby) we had that baby out and in the garage.  The hubs went to putting in the new bracket to hook the microwave into as I put together the small pieces of the range.  TEAMWORK.

THREE JAMMED FINGERS. ONE BRUISED HEAD. TWO CUTS. AND THE MICROWAVE WAS INSTALLED.  Note: Bitter that I ascertained all of the injuries.  Note to self… when tired…. your brain is very very very slow to react.

The microwave is white- all of the other appliances we have in the kitchen are beige… and we plan on replacing all of them- you know- as they die in the next couple of months-as I am assuming if history repeats itself.  The look we are going for is comfy-cottage in the desert.  Cold, metal-stainless steal appliances just don’t ‘fit’ in our house.  Plus- baby fingerprints-no magnets on the front- nah white appliances are exactly what works for our family.

GOALS:

White Appliances- a Large and in-charge Fridge.  Built-ins around the Fridge.  Paint the Cabinets White.  Change the Counter-tops to large wood chunks from Ikea- ADORE that look- paint the kitchen a warm, very light gray over the stark, high-gloss white.  My wish-list is LARGE.  But it is do-able- I mean aside from purchasing the appliances and the butcher-block counter-tops and installing them)- I would do all of the labor and work myself.

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BEFORE

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Pillows(soft landing) & the old GE chord that had to be snipped.

 

 

TADA

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SO MUCH BETTER. THANK GOODNESS.