It wasn't good to be under the influence of Benadryl when they came to take away the old fridge today.
It was the same duo who came to take the old stove a few weeks ago, along with the mother's friend. Being a little woozy, I threw on some clothes and stood by to supervise. They were armed with an appliance dolly this time -- and one that wasn't filthy. They were also very respectful and VERY careful, something they weren't last time. (I think one of the mother's other friends said something to the friend getting the appliances.) Whatever the reason, it was a welcome change.
About the most stressful part was that they had to take the front door off. While the guys who brought the new refrigerator did, too, these guys do that kind of thing every day. Not to mention that Gene, one of the two delivery guys, looked a lot like Michael Duncan Clarke, including his build. So, the "3,000-pound door" as he called it wasn't much of a challenge.
Luckily, the door came off and went back on with no major issues.
What that means is that we now have one, that's right, ONE refrigerator in This D*mn Kitchen! And it's this one. And yes, it's still covered in plastic on the front -- and will be until we finish the kitchen!
The one as close to the one the mother wanted as I can make it. The one that I'm really loving because of the pull-out drawer of a freezer. The one that I love because the door to the fridge clears the trash can. The one that no longer makes me kneel down on the floor just to get a soda!
In short, her once doomed love story has been completely rewritten -- and even has a happy ending for me!
Today, the silver lining to my not feeling well was that she decided to make me an omelet since that's soft and not likely to further irritate my throat. It was a test run for the new stove and it passed with flying colors! She was surprised by how easy it was to flip it and how quickly it cooked.
One question though for those of you with smoothtop surfaces: Does it always take 15 minutes for the burner to cool down and the light to go off?
Since this was our first experience with one, neither of us knew what to expect so we kept checking it to make sure it would go off. Any tips or warnings on smoothtops?