In July the oven part of our range died. It’s amazing how much one takes an oven for granted until it’s suddenly not available. We spent about 7 weeks without one. Quite honestly we just didn’t have the funds to replace or repair it.
Lindsey’s birthday is September 4, and she wanted a homemade chocolate cake for her birthday. I was determined to have a working oven before her party on September 1.
I looked and looked for one in our price range. Then it happened, I found a new stove at Lowe’s in the scratch and dent section, for $235. So I put it on the credit card and scheduled delivery. But it didn’t show up. I called. They lost the stove. Really, how do you “lose” a stove? I digress. So I went back to Lowe’s and since they didn’t have that stove, they upgraded me and scheduled delivery. It didn’t show up. They lost stove #2. Again, how do you lose a stove?
Now to be honest I was getting a little annoyed by now. I was a week away from the birthday party and still no stove. Not to mention that we’d already had the old (gas) stove disconnected. I go back to the store, and they upgrade me again. I scheduled delivery, and they…SHOWED UP, with a stove.
This stove. A five burner, convection oven stove. A $700+ stove, for $235. Squeee!!
The result? One very happy 7 year old.