Saturday, November 6, 2010

...And Everything In Its Place

I forgot to give a shout-out yesterday to Gordon and Butch for coming over Wednesday morning to work on the refrigerator. The major wobble has been taken care of and the door now opens much more smoothly. They also finished hooking up our ventilation to the outside (now you can stand on our back porch and smell what's for dinner). So it's thanks to them that I was finally able to move all of our food from the old fridges to the new one. Yesterday the ancient laundry room refrigerator that we bought for $35 on Craig's List last year was picked up for recycling (through a program run by our electric company).  They will take any old (but working)  fridge, freezer, or AC unit and send you a rebate. For the fridge, it is $35, so we are essentially breaking even. I will have to keep track of our bills for the next few months to see how much of a difference the new appliances are actually making; hopefully we will see some change now that the energy hog is gone!

Now, on to part 2 of our tour around the kitchen:

Top peanut: waffle maker, bagel slicer, hand mixers, sifter, and grater

Bottom peanut: food processor and crockpot
Bank of three small drawers next to dishwasher:
Top drawer: can openers, garlic press, ice cream scoops, pizza cutter

Middle drawer: small graters, cake slicers, mashers, tenderizers, basters

Bottom drawer: mostly fruit and veg-related stuff---apple slicer, herb mincers, onion slicer, pineapple corer, peelers

Upper to left of sink: extra white dishes, bowls, nice china

Upper to right of sink: wine glasses, cocktail glasses, carafes, extra mugs (mostly kept for sentimental reasons--my first gallon of donated blood---awww!) 
Drawer bank next to trash pullout:

Top drawer: "entertaining" stuff--corkscrews, bottle openers, chopsticks, tiny spreaders for odd cheeses, wine stoppers

Middle drawer: dish towels

Bottom drawer: BBQ tools, skewers, corn holders, fondue forks

Top peanut: mugs (coffee maker is on counter right above)

Bottom peanut: panini maker, blender, coffee/spice grinder

Cookie sheet/cutting board/metal bakeware storage (I love this one)

French door freezer

French door fridge--it is shallower than we are used to, but you can see everything, and we do have our old side-by-side in the laundry room for items we don't use on a daily basis, like fish sauce and Thai red curry paste
So there you have it! Now we just need our window hardware, a few doors, some thresholds, and the exterior of the windows finished and WE ARE DONE! Phew.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! Did you ever think you'd get to where you are now? Your home looks terrific, kudos all around.


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