I waited approximately three-quarters of the day for the new refrigerator. While I waited I did something I've needed to do for a long time which was to scrub my kitchen island. It looks like this.
I had made up some of Birdie's special cleaning concoction of half dishwashing liquid and half cleaning vinegar and I sprayed and scrubbed and sprayed and scrubbed.
A toothbrush was involved.
I point this out because no one in the world would ever notice that I did it and I feel the need for credit if not praise.
I took stuff out of the freezer and put it all in a ice chest while I waited and also some of the food in the refrigerator and some of it I just put on counters. It was a mess.
But then, the men in the truck came and after a great deal of wrangling and setting-up of doors and the water line and I have no idea what-all, they took their leave and now, I have this in my kitchen.
Cue Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Isn't that ridiculous?
I keep thinking about the woman who moved into this house when it was first built and how she would not even have the slightest idea what in hell that gleaming piece of metal-encased box is.
I was a bit intimidated as well.
Oh, the white virginal interior holding nothing but air and dreams and potential!
Where to put everything? How to arrange it all? It was almost too much responsibility.
But I did it.
Can you see how many condiments and pickles I have? My god. As I told Lily and Jessie today, my refrigerator is like the United Nations of condiments. I've got everything from Tahini to curry sauces to Mojo to salsas. I have four different types of hot sauce alone. Tabasco, Crystal, Mexicana, and Sriracha.
So. There you go. There was nothing of any real interest under the old refrigerator, sadly. Just a crapload of dust, mostly. Hank and Rachel happened to be here when the old one was moved out and Rachel did most of that particular cleaning chore which I really appreciate.
Well, one thing my new refrigerator will not do is cook supper so I better get in there and cook it myself. Going to get really chilly tonight and down to freezing tomorrow night and that means that Mr. Moon and I are going to have to bring in at least some of the porch plants and you know how much I love that yearly event.
Why do I feel as if I must make my porch a jungle of tropical plants which cannot withstand cold?
I do not know.
Perhaps I am hoping to lure dinosaurs to my house if they should ever decide to come out from their hiding places. I know they still exist.
Until that happens, I have my chickens.
And a brand new stainless steel refrigerator! Let's see how long it takes before shit starts breaking on it.
I'm such an optimist, aren't I?
What a beautiful new refrigerator! I hope that you will be very happy together. You could store ideas for your novel in there. You might need to add some hot sauce just to spice it up.ReplyDelete
And if so, I have plenty! I didn't even mention the various pepper vinegars I have.Delete
It's a gorgeous beast of a refer! Did they tell you about keeping it clean? It'll require stainless steel appliance cleaner AND cut up tee shirts (cotton only) AND one must only wipe with the grain and never against the grain. Who knew stainless has a grain? We didn't until we got one. Anyway, that's my helpful housekeeping tip for the year.ReplyDelete
Oh Lord. Okay. I didn't know stainless steel had a grain either.Delete
Yeah Allison is right--Stainless is impossible to keep looking good. And don't clean it with Bartender's Friend or any abrasive as I did, the scratch marks will be there Forever. And mine is not magnetic, much to my husband's joy and my sadness. (He loves empty surfaces...)ReplyDelete
But the inside looks wonderful and I believe you will be very happy with it.
No magnets will stick to the front of mine, either. Just the sides. This certainly will cut down on the clutter.Delete
Oh, mine won't even stick to the sides! Maybe the manufacturers got so many complaints they restored the magnetic sides?Delete
The shelves with all my BIL's condiments began breaking off. Just saying...ReplyDelete
I hear you.Delete
That's some refrigerator!ReplyDelete
It's definitely a refrigerator!Delete
That is a fine fridge! I recently got a new one, and I have very much enjoyed the newness. The only thing I'm missing is filtered water, but we bought one of those filtered water pitcher thingys, so it's cool. I love that you have so many condiments. I get a sort of sick pleasure in stripping down to barely anything and love buying fresh new ones.ReplyDelete
I think mine has filtered water. I'm not quite as bad as Steve Reed is with his spices which he keeps forever, but I do tend to keep things like sweet and sour sauce longer than I should.Delete
That is a fine refrigerator! Very handsome.ReplyDelete
Allison’s stainless steel PSA is a generous sharing because when we got our new stainless steel refrigerator no one said a darn thing about how to keep that rather expensive surface bright and shiny. Who knew you couldn’t just wipe down the thing. I’m curious to know what August will say about your new appliance. And that kitchen island looks impressive!
So what do YOU use to keep yours clean?Delete
I sent Jessie a little video of the magic door on the front which you can open for the things you need the most and August was completely intrigued and had many questions, according to his mother. He wants to come see it.
Can you magnet stuff to the front? Mine is only magnetic on the sides which has led to a very tidy front!ReplyDelete
Nope. Only to the sides. Weird.Delete
I am impressed with it's rather shiny magnificence.Delete
that thing is a monster. I'd be blinded every time I went in the kitchen. and doors on the doors! pretty fancy. just means more stuff to break. your kitchen island looks gorgeous and gorgeously clean.ReplyDelete
Yep. More shit to break. I know.Delete
If you saw the kitchen island close up you would see the grime that I didn't get but it looks nicer than it did.
It's a very nice fridge but I especially love that beautiful kitchen island. It's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
We're supposed to be doing a kitchen reno in the new year which I'm dreading. I dislike mess and confusion. It stresses me out.
Kitchen redo's take forever and yes, are so stressful and can be confusing. What's the deal with those TV shows where they completely rebuild a kitchen in a weekend and have it up and running by Monday? That doesn't seem possible.Delete
That is a fine refrigerator, but I really love that island. Look at it all spiffy and clean. It looks perfect, and perfect with those beautiful wood floors.ReplyDelete
It is a nice island. It holds a lot of stuff inside of it. I keep my kitchen towels and aprons and dish cloths and napkins and place mats in there. It is filled with the bounty of Goodwill kitchen linens!Delete
Wow! That is a seriously impressive hunk of steel. Zarathustra, indeed. (I think you should name it Zarathustra.) Sorry to hear there was only dust under there -- I was hoping for some fun lost family memorabilia. Oh well. :(ReplyDelete
Yes. We should definitely call it Zarathustra. If you leave it open for more than thirty seconds it makes a very nice little jingly sound to remind you to shut it, I guess. It's not too annoying.ReplyDelete
A toothbrush was involved . . . Say hi to Martha Stewart for me.ReplyDelete
When we got a (more moderate) stainless steel fridge a few years back it would give me such a fright every time I went into the kichen I actually stayed away as much as I could. Now of course we are best mates.