Take a look at what I got….
A new shiny, sparkly stove. I’d have preferred something fancier (like gas) but since I rent, I had to take what I could get. But more exciting than the stove was the opportunity to get in behind there and clean. Oh my God, the filth down there. Built up of many, many years. Surprisingly, there were no dead animals – not even a cockroach. But there was enough built up grease and dust to stuff a small cushion (if one was so inclined, I suppose). So I got in there and scrubbed the floor and the walls while the delivery/installation people (yep, two people, one for each job!!) waited. Cleaning has never been so satisfying. Or so revolting – just knowing that I was cleaning previous tenants’ filth. Three buckets of hot water, half a tub of Gumption and a few squirts of floor cleaner later, and you could have eaten off there. But the guys wanted to put the new stove in place so I decided not to.
Now… what to cook for dinner….