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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Delivery Snafu

I was so excited when I woke up this morning.  Not only was it Tuesday, which is always better than it being Monday, today was the day that my new cooktop and oven were to be delivered.

As you know, I have been in a bit of an appliance crisis over the past couple of months.  First I had the dishwasher die.  Then the refrigerator started freezing everything on the left side next to the freezer.  Then the oven developed a mind of its own and couldn't hold a steady temperature.  To add insult to injury, the automatic pilot on the stove got fickle.  Oh, and did I mention that the microwave started acting funny too? Well, it did.  As I said, an appliance crisis.

But being a person of action, I took the bull by the horns.  I got a new dishwasher, a Miele in stainless.  (You may remember my conundrum over white versus stainless YLT 12/22/10.)  Then, in a somewhat misguided move, Ted bought me a refrigerator for my birthday (YLT 2/8/11).  And a few weeks ago, after numerous consultations with appliance repairmen, Ted and I made another pilgrimage to the appliance store to research the replacement double oven, cooktop, and microwave.  It was time to get this party started.

I agonized over which cooktop to get (Viking 6 burner) and which double oven to get (Wolf) and which microwave (who cares: whichever one fit in the slot in the cabinetry).  Finally all the decisions were made and we placed our order.

It seems like it's been months since we ordered, but delivery day finally arrived.  I was so excited.  I had started fantasizing about cooking a roast and using the fancy probe in my new Wolf oven.  I even bought the roast in anticipation of making it my inaugural meal.

That was not to be.  This morning I received a call from the appliance store telling me that although my oven had come in, they had delivered it someone else in error and that my oven would be in tomorrow.  They would try and schedule delivery for next week.

Obviously a delivery date of next week was not going to fly with me.  I had a roast!  I had plans!  I wanted my oven!  Why did the other people get my oven?

I was reasonable, kind of, and my oven and cooktop are going to be delivered and installed on Thursday. Not surprisingly, I am planning to check out the fancy probe feature on my new oven on Thursday night.

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