Oh, Happy Day!
Monday, January 25, 2010
I'm so happy. Even giddy! I feel like screaming from the rooftops! But I'm afraid of heights, so I'll have to shout it from this blog.
Drum roll, please....
I have a fully functioning stove and oven!
It wasn't easy. We talked to our regular stove guy and he suggested that the problem wasn't the with the stove. Our problem was most likely a problem with the gas lines.
We talked to the gas guys and they didn't think the problem was with the gas lines. And they suggested we get a new stove.
This was all very frustrating to me. I was having baking withdrawals.
Hubby wiggled and jiggled parts here and there when he could. But we had a very busy week at the shop.
Just when I was about to give up hope, one of Hubby's customers stopped by to schedule some work for his truck. In passing, the customer mentioned that he fixed stoves and ovens. Suddenly, I felt like I was floating on cloud nine. (Or maybe it was cloud ten!)
Hubby and his customer agreed that Hubby would work on the man's truck seat, while he fixed my stove. But I would have to wait until after the weekend. Strangely, I was okay with that!
Long story short, the new oven man removed a few parts from the stove, lit a few matches and declared that there was nothing wrong with my stove or oven. He said that problem was probably the pressure regulator on our stationary propane gas tank. So, he and Hubby climbed up on the roof and replaced it.
And voila! I have a working stove and oven with huge flames. Honestly, my "old" flames were so low, it took about 30 minutes to boil a cup of water.
I made lunch today in a record breaking 30 minutes. What a great feeling!
My only problem now, is that I have to relearn to cook with a stronger flame. But, I'm not complaining!