By shopping at used furniture and consignment stores, and on Craigslist, we were able to completely furnish our new home quicker than we thought, and considerably under the budget we had set.
The only things we still were not happy with were the refrigerator and the electric range that came with the place. Both had had a lot of use and we knew it was only a matter of time before they gave up the ghost. And, I felt like Miss Terry deserved to have brand-new appliances. Just before Christmas, Lowes was having a heck of a sale on Samsung refrigerators and ranges. Between the sale price, a couple of special promotions they were having, and my 10% veteran’s discount, we were able to buy both for less than the refrigerator’s original retail price. And they delivered, so we didn’t have to haul them or install them ourselves!
We actually got the refrigerator a couple of weeks ago, but the range Terry wanted was a gas range, and it had to be ordered in. It would have been easier to go with another electric range, but Terry really wanted gas, so that’s what we got. It was delivered yesterday. I think they look pretty good together.
The refrigerator is pretty much the same one that we installed in our Winnebago motorhome a while back when the Norcold RV refrigerator gave up the ghost. The only difference is, the one in the RV is counter depth, and the new one for the house is full size. Today somebody is coming to install a propane tank and run the gas line for the new stove.
I have to install a new 110 volt outlet for the new stove, to power the clock and the oven convection fan, since the previous one was 220 volt. For now I’ve got it plugged into another outlet with a heavy duty extension cord. Once I get that chore done, furnishing our house is officially finished.
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It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
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Thought For The Day – I laughed so hard tears ran down my leg.