Tuesday, March 20, 2007

STOVES, PLUGS AND HOME DEPOT OH MY!



No I did NOT buy an orange stove... but alas, I did have to replace my other one. It was only 5 years old, and it will be going to the dump this week-end. That part I mentioned earlier last week? Didn't work at ALL!!! Yes the part that was non-refundable if you installed it. OK for a minute let's get rationale: it was told to us that it was compatible... so how's it our fault the thing didn't work after all? Waste of $300.00, Purlolator courier and my husbands time.

So Sunday we went and bought a NEW stove. It came today. Finally I have an oven again. Right now it sits in the room between the kitchen and the family room. Not very functional there but oh well; at least I have it. Hubby will have to install it tonight. Wanna hear something funny? When we pulled out the old one, we noticed it was plugged into a normal outlet. Not the usual stove outlet. Well we figure, that's not good; the stove we are buying requires a stove outlet. So we go to the Home Depot, and I tell hubby to run in quick; it's miserable and I don't feel like hauling 3 kids into a store for 5 mintues. Jarrett comes back all huffy looking less than 2 minutes later. He tells me they won't let him in cause it's "Ladies Night."

OK seriously - ladies night at Home Depot? I had to laugh. I asked him what we needed, and said I'd go get it. I walk in and there is pink balloons, people handing out fresh coffee, and a table with goodies including this huge icing cake! Then this woman runs up to me with a hot pink piece of paper and tells me not to forget to enter the drawing! OKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKAYYYYYYYY. I just came in for an outlet. It was truly the strangest thing I've ever seen. Displays everywhere with women crowded around. And I'm talking 100's of ladies!! I got out as fast as I could. I mean that was too much estrogen for even me!! Jarrett said that was blatant discrimination: afterall it's not a private club store. He's just sore he didn't get to have any cake ;)

So tonight I'm using my rotisserie for the last time I hope (man that thing is a $#&*$# to clean), and I can resume a normal life of cooking. That and I'm sick of take-out. Wish us happy stove installation!

8 comments:

Maria said...

Is your husband good at installing things? Bing THINKS she is good at this and well....she tries, but she just is not that handy.

We bought a new fridge last summer with an ice maker and instead of hiring someone to hook it up, she declared that she could do it "no problem...a child could follow these directions."

Oh, god...the memory of her sweating and swearing and FINALLY getting it hooked up after TEN hours of working on...well...it lives on.

GLAD for you....

MamaLee said...

I hope you get your stove working tonight!

I am still waiting to get a new dishwasher.......................

Melynda Hoffman said...

Twice in my life I have had a stove catch on fire when I turned my head to look at it.

Twice.

Good luck!

Dustanne said...

Wow ladies night at home depot...what fun....LOL
Good luck with the stove and congrats on not having to use the rotersserie anymore.

Procrastamom said...

Ladies' night at Home Depot? I have never heard of such a thing. The only reason I go to home depot is for paint (which I know how to do) and plants (which I also know how to keep alive....for a few days, ahem). My husband would be some upset if they wouldn't let him into the store during regular hours.

Hope you get your stove working soon!

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Yet, another reason for me to hate Home Depot. Jerks. How condescending to have ladies night with balloons and pick crap and cake. Total Jerks.

Lainey-Paney said...

Ladies Night at HD?
What the hell?
I didn't get an invite.
I like cake.
I like pink stuff.
I like Home Depot & DIY projects.

I'm pissed man!

Kristen said...

Oh that's hilarious!! (My husband would be sore about the cake thing too)