You Have Gas
Now Stove Works
6 words and 4 blue flames that make me so happy.
It has been 3 months and 7 days ... or 96 days... or 13 weeks and 5 days since I could cook on or in my stove in my own Attic. Seriously!
I have the paperwork. They originally said 4-6 weeks. Times that by 2-3 for standard construction time lapse... and they are still behind schedule.
So what if all the units in the building had to be disconnected, walls drilled into, and all the lines redone, including the dryers, all the way out and under the building, through the foundation, the sidewalk and to the connections ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET. And then redone, reinspected, etc etc etc.
That replacement hotplate from the landlord scared me.... a lot! I am sick of all the take-out food near me. I don't even want to talk about the messes, the discoveries found behind appliances that hadn't been moved since install, the uncertainty of not knowing what you might find when you come home or evidence of what random people had been in the unit with NO warning, the schlepping to laundromat, and on and on.
I want to bake... but it was already 90 degrees and the a/c has been on. I want cold-rainy-stay-home-and-listen-to podcasts-and-bake-for-hours weather. I want to roast veggies and a chicken. But it is 🥗salad 🥗weather!
I have never been so happy to have gas. I don't care about the jokes. I have gas! Natural gas.
Ohhhh. Flame prettty...🔥🔥🔥
Maybe I should keep my head out of the oven while I listen to make sure the pilot light in there catches.... (the window IS open.) FINALLLLY
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