Saturday, October 11, 2008

kitchen moving day

Sally is kind of bewildered by this whole thing. She has never lived in a house with a kitchen.

And neither have I, for almost six years.

As I am typing this, our dinner, baked macaroni and cheese, is in the new oven in the new house. We weren't planning on moving the kitchen to the new house just yet, but yesterday we ran out of propane in the cook shed. I had just gotten our dinner of egg rolls and pizza rolls (Bad mom! Convenience food!) heated up when I realized the stove was not cranking out any more heat. I was negligent in not noting when we last bought propane for the cook shed; a 100 pound cylinder usually lasts 4 months or longer.

Big dilemma. Do we buy more propane until we get the wiring and stuff ready to cook in the new house, or do we go for the change? The answer seemed obvious to me. I was tired of hiking over to the cook shed and making two or three trips to haul meals over. And, paying for propane when we had a like new electric range sitting there in the new house was folly. So we went for the change. Luckily our friend and handyman Chris was available to help out.

We moved the refrigerator too. It took me over two hours to clean it, but I was not going to have anything less than a sparkling clean refrigerator in my house! I will never thaw wrapped beef in the refrigerator without a pan under it again.

Obviously, there is much work left to do in my kitchen. But tonight I feel like a queen.


RuthieJ said...

Looks good Deb! And so much more convenient for you now too!

Heidi said...

That is SO exciting!! Will you be baking tomorrow just for the experience?

elise said...

I love Sally's expression! She doesn't trust that stove! Wait until she figures out how many yummy crumbs fall on a kitchen floor. Sometimes when our dog Beau is muddy (typical golden retriever) we have to shut him out and if this is during supper he whines like crazy! Its his job to keep the floor clean!

Jayne said...

Yay Deb! How exciting for you all! Just one more step in the moving in process. :c)

barefoot gardener said...

Gosh, Deb. I can't even express how excited/proud/happy I am for you! It is so cool to be able to share this with you.

Deb said...

RuthieJ- "convenient" does not even begin to describe it!

Heidi- Starflower baked blueberry muffins. All by herself, for the most part. They were the best blueberry muffins I have ever tasted.

Elise- Sally liked when I was taking bacon out of the refrigerator this morning. All the wonderful smells that come from that big white box!

Jayne- Now if I only had a sink...or even a drain...but that's the next step.

Barefoot- I am so happy to have this online community to share with! Really, I don't have anyone in real life that I called up to say "We have a kitchen now!"

Floridacracker said...

Man, I love that photo. I think it will be a treasured "remember when" photo years from now.
Congrats on your new protokitchen!
And congrats on solving the otolith puzzler.

Deb said...

FC- Thanks. I didn't really expect to have Sally in the picture, but it turned out priceless.

And finally my Master's degree and years of public service pay off! ;)