Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Completion, explosion, coughing, and vamping

Apparently, I don't post often enough. So, quick update time:

1. The kitchen is done, pretty much. We have one additional shelf to install inside a cabinet, but that's about a half-hour of work for J. next weekend. No big deal, he says. Here's how it looks now:
2. The brand new Blue Star stove exploded. During a dinner party, even. We're the most gracious hosts...we made the guests bring the main dish and then we blew it up.*

3. The Bunster has a slight cold. Enough to stay home from school yesterday and today, but just barely. So he's going stir-crazy in the house and we're both getting royally sick of playing Chutes-and-Ladders. It helps that he likes to play it backwards once someone wins (counting down from 100 to 1, so chutes are now good and ladders are bad news), but not by much. Does anyone make a strategy-based game for preschoolers? I'd pay good money for one. Probably willing to fork over way too much good money, if you catch me on a day like today.

4. I have no actual subject to blog about today, except maybe the kitchen. I'm just vamping desperately so I can post anyway. Can you tell?

5. Hey, here's a Meez!

* Okay, actually, only the grill exploded, the rest of the stove still works great. And it's under warranty, of course, since it was just installed in December. And we finished the meat under the broiler (appropriate, since it was London broil). But the story is better without those pesky details. Can't grill with it looking like this:

Nice hole in the gas line, hunh? At least no one was hurt.

We just got the replacement parts from Prizer-Painter (who make the Blue Star range) and are waiting for a repair to be scheduled. Since simply getting the parts into the mail took 'em three weeks, we're just hoping to be grilling again before the weather gets too warm to do it indoors.

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At 2/21/2007 3:13 AM, Anonymous camilla lopes said...

Hy Sara, very nice your blog.

At 2/21/2007 4:46 PM, Blogger mmclaurin said...

And then the Jones' next door had to have two stoves that both exploded. Oh, when will the carnage end?

At 2/21/2007 4:53 PM, Blogger mmclaurin said...

Oh, and the best BEST strategy/logic game I've ever seen is a compuer game (if that's okay) called Zoombinis. You're working to try and save this society of wierd little creatures by bringing enough of them on this quest. Check it www.zoombinis.com for more. My kids played it at their school and got hooked, so we got one for Xmas. Multiple games, each with hours and hours of play. If you're looking for something non computer, can't help you. Join the group mind! One of us! One of us!

At 2/21/2007 10:26 PM, Blogger Sara Kocher said...

I love Zoombinis! My stepson had that game back in the day before shoot-'em-ups ruled. I used to play it too...so much fun. Wonder if we still have it installed somewhere...

At 2/22/2007 2:30 PM, Blogger Marie said...

I love that kitchen.


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