I had an install at 8 am this morning. That’s really early for me. When the doorbell rang and he said he was here with a dishwasher and microwave, I said “YAY!” and he replied, “It’s only a dishwasher and microwave, no need for such enthusiasm.” Obviously 8 am is early for him, too.
When I mentioned that due to a broken dishwasher I’d been relying on the one my parents had used long ago, and to be honest, she’s not very dedicated and rather temperamental, for OVER A YEAR, he agreed my fervor was warranted.
The microwave over the stove has not worked since long before the dishwasher, but we had an old one that we’ve been using. A counter model—I’ll admit, I’m just as excited about getting my counter space back as I am about not having to hand wash six thousand McDonald’s cups each week. I may start cooking again!
My new appliance party reminds me of the time I became a woman. Sure, I was twenty-two, married with a one year old and another on the way, and was a new homeowner, so some would say, technically, I was a woman… but no. It wasn’t until I got MY OWN washer and dryer that I truly felt grown-up. No more packing up and loading the car for the Laundromat (I am the Quarter Queen!) or a generous relative’s home. The doctor may have cut the umbilical at birth but it wasn’t until this glorious day that I felt independent.
If asked what is man’s greatest appliance development of the modern world, I would be at a loss to decide. I am a simple person, with simple needs, I’m sure there are much more complicated and fancy appliances than I am aware of. In my lifetime, though, microwaves have become indispensable, it’s considered quaint to line dry your laundry, and most people have more than one refrigerator and/or freezer! You can set your coffee pot to prepare your fresh brewed addiction by the time your feet hit the shower mat. Your dryer has a steam setting! They added water to your dryer cycle! Crazy, man. Ranges now come with convection cooking AND a converter so you know how long to bake your usual 24 minute 9×12 cake at the accelerated level.
I used to save my ice. Remember the trays? The plastic compartmented apparatus’ that would freeze water twenty cubes at a time? Have you seen my mug? That’s like one serving. Pain in the icetray. I would stick my cup back in the freezer to reuse my ice remnants. Now I have as many ice cubes as I could possibly need at the touch of a fingertip. That. Is. Awesome.
I am a pampered woman living in a lucky time. And it’s only going to get better!
Just imagine what’s coming…
But please, not at 8 am.
See this? This counter clogging emergency appliance? You see it?
Not anymore you won’t!
Yay I’m so happy for you…now you have your kitchen back!!
So exciting…new stuff!!
My ice maker just clunked, I think I will refill my cup!!
My counter-clogger, was boxes of tile, that also happened this week!! Hooray for counter space!