Sunday, April 5, 2009

Goodbye, old friends

Alas, the time has come to bid a dieu to our stove and refrigerator. While it has been our privilege and honor to serve as the local showroom for the kitchen appliance P.O.S. TM line (trademark name Piece of Shit), we can no longer afford the hefty electric bill incurred by the legendary 1970's Amana 20 and the high-tech culinary marvel, the O'Keefe and Merritt stove. Seriously, now, how many of you have ever heard of this brand?

We'll miss the duct-taped handles, the screaching doors, and the foundation-shaking reverberations each time the fridge's compressor shut off. We took a little video footage to say our farewells, and hope to post it soon.

On Friday, the replacements arrived, and with them came a few more headaches (thankfully only temporary ones). Because our home is fifty years old, there’s a surprise at every turn, but nothing we couldn't handle with a little elbow grease, teamwork and a simple machine. Read on…

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