So I have the kitchen all put away... no when i saw put away, I really mean just thrown in cabinets and drawers all willy nilly, because I'm tired, I'm cranky, and I just didn't want to look at the boxes anymore. 99.9% of everything needs to be re-washed because it's been sitting forever (I never would cook in the apartment because I hated my kitchen that much) and I need to get organizers and figure out really where everything is going to go, and figure out which lids go to which pots... which I'm pretty sure the lid to pot ratio 2 to 1... not sure how that happened!
Also, the fridge... omg... what a nightmare... It was on its way to us on Saturday when the driver called to say she was 15 min. away and that there was significant damage to it according to the dock report. Now, we bought it from the outlet scratch and dent, but with only 1 tiny little dent on the side towards the back, no biggies because you won't see it! Well, she said it was like world war III happened to it... so I said DON'T BOTHER DELIVERING IT. So, mean while, I forgot to mention that we reserved the uhual the previous week for 9am, since moving the morning would be cooler and more people could help... so... Uhaul called the night before to confirm out 3PM RESERVATION... WTF... ARE YOU KIDDING ME... Apparently, in ALL of Allgeheny county, not ONE SINGLE MOVING TRUCK was available with ANY TRUCKING COMPANY... holy cow I LOST IT! I was standing at the top of the stairs in our new house while my husband was on the phone with Uhaul and I sounded like an insane woman... I let the frustration get the best of me! It all ended up working out OK and we had enough people to move the big stuff... but it was just like murphy's law happening all weekend!
Ok... sorry, I got side tracked, so back to the fridge... I call Bridgeville Sears Outlet FUMING mad and tell them I'm on my way in 15 minutes. They said "pick out any fridge on the floor and we will replace the damaged one" well, of course they didn't have my Jenn Air... BUT they had a Kitchenaid (who makes Jenn Air) that was EXACTLY the same, right down to where the DING in the side was! It just said "Kitchenaid" on the front instead. It was $300 more, but they said, it's close enough... and rang me up. But, I wouldn't have a fridge until Monday.... and we were out of the apt. Sunday... so I had to throw away a lot of food. So, finally the delivery guys cam on Monday, late, because the dispatch peple gave them the WRONG ADDRESS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN... omg, I wanted to loose it again, I mean, are you kidding me? So, they get to the house, they look like meth addicts, and the don't put down ANY floor protectors, not boot covers and the track dirt all over my 9k hardwood floors.... and then they wedge the fridge in, focefully I may add... I had to stop them before the put it down to add my own felt to the bottoms, the wheels would have trashed my floors. So, then after "installing" it, they didn't even level it, it's leaning forward pretty bad. AND they left me with the water dispenser not working! They told me to deal with it and call the repair line... IT'S A NEW FRIDGE!! AHHH!!!!
So, I call the repair line and they can't be there until next Monday, and I said I can't wait that long and I'm NOT taking off work for this.... BS So I call the store and talk to the manager (who is super nice and was aware of my whole situation) he suggested, if I could, to move the fridge back out and check the water line to look for kinks. He also was going to try and get a local repair man out there ASAP. Well, being impatient and a total beast, I moved that bad boy out myself and what did I find? I kinked water line! I asked the delivery guys to pull it back out to check for the and they REFUSED! I fixed it myself! go me! But I was still flaming mad... The manager refunded my delivery fee, obviously, and I'm going to be sending the lovely email with photos of the damage they caused to my walls and floors and just how unprofessional and dissapointing my service was.
So.... in short... we now have a working fridge, and a clean kitchen, and a semi un-packed house. Few! Sorry for the long winded post, you know I just had to get all that out of me and I know my RH blogger friends understand!
Oh, BTW, my hardwoods have scratches and nicks and chucks out of them all over! Is this NORMAL? We have protective covers on the floors when moving and EVERYTHING has felt on the bottom! I have SOOOO many boards that need either replaced or filled in!
OK enough ranting... here are some pics! I love my kitchen... oh how I love my kitchen... I really wish I had an island though :(