Friday, July 6, 2012

The Unveiling

While sitting out on my porch Wednesday morning in the brilliant sunshine my ears perked up as they heard a steady beep, beep, beep. What could that be I wondered? Then, because I'm smart like that, I figured it was a truck backing up. Wait a minute, a truck backing up?  BACKING up my half-mile long and narrow driveway??
Yes, indeedy - man did they have nerves of steel or what! As the beeping got louder and louder I finally saw the truck being guided slowly and carefully by one of the delivery men who was walking behind the truck. I was astounded by their dexterity! As the driver hopped out of the truck he said "you shore like your privacy don't ya?" Aye-yup I do!

That was as far as the truck was going. They made the rest of the journey trundling each appliance over to the house with a dolly. They had no trouble at all getting the stove into the kitchen. Turning it sideways it fit easily through the back doorway. The fridge however was another kettle of fish altogether.
Being 30" by 30" turning it sideways didn't make one bit of difference! They measured the fridge, they measured the back door - the fridge was too wide by half an inch.  So they measured the front door and it was just barely wide enough. Without complaining they got to work and took off the front door - they needed every millimeter they could get. These guys were pros! They squeezed that fridge through the door with just enough room on each side for a piece of paper...maybe...and...
SUCCESS!! I am now the proud owner of a truly PEI kitchen! That is the fridge is in the dining room which islanders call the kitchen.  The stove, on the other hand, is in the kitchen, otherwise known by islanders as the "pantry".  I thought it would be a little strange but it didn't take any getting used to at all. Though I do have plans to open up the "pantry" so that both rooms flow together as one.
But until then I'll enjoy my PEI kitchen/pantry.

26 comments:

Niki said...

Backing up a half mile? They are pretty good. And not a scratch.

Pantry, kitchen whichever as long as Michael cooks right?

judy said...

Beautiful!!!!  I can't imagine a fridge in my dining room though.   Those are some talented drivers!!

laura @ move to portugal said...

It's exciting for me to watch your home coming together...,,for you it must be amazeballs!! :)

savingfortravel said...

How wonderful that they deliver to you there. As Laura says, so exciting that your home is coming together!

That fridge is huge!

Sft x

debby said...

Congrats on your new additions, once Michael arrives you will be all set!!

Jpkittie said...

so pretty!!! woohoo

Jharrison56 said...

That's right because he does ALL of the cooking lol!






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Jharrison56 said...

Actually here in Canada that fridge would be considered TINY by most folks! But really, how big does a fridge have to be? It's more than enough for our needs.





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Jharrison56 said...

Amazeballs indeed! (I like that word, is it your creation :)?  In addition to the fridge and stove I've added a few smaller touches; as Michael likes to say "love is in the details"!





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Jharrison56 said...

Yes, a fridge in the dining room is a little strange to say the least! Once I get the renos done however it will be officially in the kitchen!





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Jharrison56 said...

Yes, I need my cook! I've made some hummingbird food and boiled some eggs so far LOL!





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Jane @The maple Syrup Mob said...

Oooh...look how shiny! Don't use the stove to cook...I'd hate you to get it splashed....it's so pretty.
Jane x

Susanna said...

wow looks awesome! you definitely didnt' buy from Sears LOL!

the444 said...

I like the pantry/kitchen distinction.  Nice fridge, and nice-looking house, too!

Lena Shannon said...

Nice fridge!

Hazel said...

What lovely gifts for Michael!  Although I'm sure you make good use of the fridge for wine and beer.  ;-)

Both my daughters married men who love to cook, and I have friends whose SOs do all the cooking.  I guess I forgot to include that question on our pre-marriage questionnaire!  LOL  Hubby opens a mean can though, and does make the best poached eggs for Sunday breakfast, so I shouldn't complain.

Michelle Comeau said...

I have never heard this before and I was going to my Grandparent's home since I was little and been to lots of other homes over there. Maybe it's a term used over in that neck of the woods. LOL! So odd.

C.R.P said...

Looks fabulous, Jane!!! Enjoy your new "kitchen"! :)

Jharrison56 said...

I'll enjoy it more once the cook gets here lol!

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Jharrison56 said...

Maybe it's a term used just for this particular house lol!

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Jharrison56 said...

Thanks for the background info Hazel, I spent about 14years working full and then part time for the Royal Bank before becoming a teacher. They were good to me giving me hours around my class schedule. maybe if i'd stuck with the bank i'd be retired by now! It's so nice to hear from someone who enjoys reading what I write, I just never know if I'm writing in a vacuum or not til I hear from someone like yourself! So thank you again.
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Carla Peicheff said...

Just be sure to dust it daily so he *thinks* you're cooking.... ;)

BKat said...

I love the stainless steel! It is amazing how they squeeze through the door jams. I had to take off baseboards to slide my fridge in the "fridge hole" in the kitchen. I could have just put it around the corner!! Haha

It's all comming together! Happy for you Jane!

Sonya Ann said...

That is some sweet steel, baby!

Jharrison56 said...

I know...who knew?? And it's a shorter trip to the fridge from the living room so there are all kinds of advantages tee hee!





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Michael Duhaney said...

What will be our first meal?