Monday, March 26, 2012

Doctoring in the Kitchen

When we purchased this house, we thought we were purchasing a turn-key home. Since we closed escrow last Spring, we have pretty much renovated the whole kit-n-caboodle with the exception of cabinets and appliances. I like to refer to these unplanned renovations as the snowball effect. You know..."Oh, we can just change the carpet." The carpet is lifted and you find water marks on the concrete slab foundation (which in no way could have been spotted by an inspector) and you must further investigate. This investigation leads to mildew in the baseboards, which leads to sheet rock removal...yadda, yadda, yadda. You get the picture, right?

I thought we were done. I thought we could just relax and enjoy the place for a bit before we start our next phase of planned renovations to the property (which are basically outdoor landscaping and gardening - the type of stuff I love).

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen my tweet:

{SIDEBAR: I will note the oven door has been under an appliance repairman's care. One hinge has been acting up and we've been working to get it repaired. Nonetheless, the oven had been working fine up until this last oven fail. We have had our consult and the repair has made his suggested course of action known to the home warranty company. Just like in medicine, the home warranty company must approve use of replacement insurance. We are waiting.}

Nothing like having company over for dinner, your chicken is half raw and the oven door to your hot oven is laying outside on the patio.

(Notice in our desperation to get some food on the table, Doc H carved the cooked top layer of the chicken off. Now our chicken took on the shape of a poor bunny rabbit.)

My blogging friend, Delilah at Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama, tried to guide me towards the silver lining with this tweet:

But, that's not going to happen, when the oven can be rigged back together like this:

Note the fridge doesn't match the oven and micro...
that was the last appliance that failed us.

What you can't notice in this picture are the cardboard wedges Doc H folded and inserted in the gaps of the door to enhance the sturdiness and safety. It really just needs some surgical tape to make it a "true" Doc H repair.


  1. As a former nuclear submarine engineer, I particularly like the ad hoc fix to keep the oven door in place.

    1. You mean our subs are held together in this type of fashion?! That is scary on so many different levels!!

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHA! That looks like something Mr.McHunky would do around here to get out buying a new appliance. Men. Can't reason with them and too lazy to dispose of their bodies properly. What's a wife to do.

    1. Truth be told, I put the chair there! I hate going through the process of buying appliances!!


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