Monday, December 17, 2007

Let There be Cake - Season Finale

After a few hours of shock therapy I was able to explain my dilemma to my hardworking hubby who had been MIA all week hosting his technology summit. I don't think he believed me at first, really how hard can having a range installed be? Finally, we agreed that upon arrival of the range he'll take a look at it and see what he could do. He IS a certified computer engineer and the instructions didn't specify what kind of certification was required.

So I have to digress here just for a minute and shout out a big kudos to H.H. Gregg. Not only did they deliver what they promised, they were even early. And both the sales staff and delivery persons were extremely helpful and courteous. Evidently they've done some staff training since I'd last used their services.

I conveniently needed to be 100 miles away while DH tinkered with the new range. You know, just in case it's the house that's cursed. No need for both of us to join Mr. Kurtz. Upon my return home he had it hooked up. Never mind that it was shooting five inch flames from the bottom of the oven.

My brother showed up about that same time and we all agreed to go to our local steakhouse to have our last meal, er I mean a meal, before any further tinkering would be done. Two hours later my DH and my brother were trying to convince me that the shooting flames were normal. Just think how fast I could cook a pot roast?!

I handed them the installation manual and they spent the next hour making adjustments.

So FINALLY, after two weeks, three days and two and one half hours, and six migraines...LET THERE BE CAKE!

And to top off that cake, the guests are stuck in a snowstorm in Canada!

Anyone want to start a pool on how long it will take for the LP company to finally "get around to calling"?


Jen said...

OMG, you've got to stay on their list to find out!!! It can be a "Let there be Cake" movie event.

It just figures about the guests; not that it's their fault but that's where all the stress started unbenounced to them!!

Moneik said...

My mom was without a stove for over 2 years. The old one didn't work, the house they moved into didn't have one that worked, and then they moved into their house and there wasn't one! My mom got really good at cooking on a single electric burner, a toaster oven, and a roaster oven, with lots of microwave and crockpot help. I feel your pain. For her 50th birthday we surprised her with a new stove and she loved it!

Renee said...

Congratulations! And if you are like me, the snowstorm in Canada is your just reward for putting up with all this stuff. :-)

Of course I have celebrations on the 22,25,27,28, & 29th. I could use a day off.