Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Range

My new range is supposed to be delivered tomorrow.  I hope the delivery goddesses are on my side and the range arrives when scheduled.  I'm always nervous about deliveries.  It seems like a fairly straight forward thing to do to deliver a range but then I don't know what the deliverer will be up to before my delivery time.  My delivery time is between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.  I have brought home a pile of work so I can work at home while I wait for the range to arrive.  I really really hope it arrives at 9:30 am but I suspect it will arrive at 12:30 pm.  I have bad luck when it comes to deliveries being close to the beginning of a range of time.  What lucky soul gets that first delivery of the day!  I hope its me tomorrow.

I have purchased myself a GE 30" Free-Standing Electric Range.  I got myself a new range because I finally got tired of my old oven not working or rather only baking at 350 degrees F.  I broke my temperature setting knob in 2008 and have been stuck with only being able to have the oven at 350 for 3 years now.  My handy man Albert looked at it and the only way to fix it was to replace the entire thermal setting device (not just the knob) and that would have run me around $300.00.   I decided at that point that I might as well buy a new range.  It just took me 3 years to get the desire to purchase it and get it installed!!  I seemed to be happy with just using the stove, my toaster oven, and my microwave the past three years for my cooking needs.  Finally this fall the desire to bake combined with having saved up enough money for a range  conspired to push me to buy the range!

I think I shall go grocery shopping tonight and get chocolate chip cookie fixings so I can bake them in my new range tomorrow or the next day!   That will probably be the last baking for a bit.  I'm really not a cook.  It doesn't capture my imagination to dream about cooking stuff and come up with recipes.  I would rather dream up software or dream up new hikes or do a challenging jigsaw puzzle.  Cooking is just not high up there on things I like to do for fun.  If I cook, it is usually really simple easy stuff that doesn't require much planning or thought.

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