The gas man came this morning and looked at everything, listened to our ideas. They will put in a second tank if that’s what we want but he suggested changing out the 350 gallon propane tank we have for a 500 gallon tank. The gas man said he has friends who have a 350 gallon propane tank and all they have is a propane stove and they have to fill the tank every five years so I’ll be comfortable with a 500 gallon tank for the fireplaces and the backup heater. We had gas heat, water heater, dryer and stove in Texas and probably only filled the 500 gallon tank once a year.
Next, we went by the appliance store and ordered stove, fridge and dishwaser. The ony thing we’re not replacing now are the microwave and wall oven. The appliances in this house area all 17 years old .. probably close to 18 years so it’s a matter of time before one of this goes out. The dishwasher doesn’t do a good job at all of drying dishes and it’s terribly noisy. The stove . . besides being glass top and we knew that when we bought it but all the times when I talk about baking bread in the summer and people say they don’t bake in the summer because of the heat, I’ve never had an oven that I felt heated up the kitchen . . til this one. It honestly heats up the entire house. It’s time for both the dishwasher and the stove to go. The fridge works but I’m sure a newer one would be more efficient and since it’s a monster appliance, we wanted to get it while we can get one that all matches. The wall oven is kinda small and not so “in your face” so if we don’t replace it for a while and can’t get the exact same thing, we won’t be terribly sad but we’ll probably end up ordering a replacement, mainly because the current wall oven isn’t convection and I’d like that.
We had pretty much decided on what we wanted but checked everything out and ended getting what we thought we were going to get:
They said the stove could be in within two months. At one point we talked about getting the gas cook top with an electric oven but I really wanted the gas oven too so we went with gas everything.
The dishwasher’s estimated arrival is four months.
I can’t find the link to the full depth fridge so the picture below is a counter depth fridge. We did what we said we’d never do again – bought a French Door fridge! We couldn’t get the GE Cafe model in matte white so . . we got this one. Never say never, right?
I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before but our fridge looks like it’s counter depth because it doesn’t stick out. I would think about it when I wasn’t in there and kept forgetting to pay closer attention when looking inside so the other day when Jeremy was here, I asked him. No . . full depth but they bumped the kitchen wall behind the fridge out when they built the house so it looks like a counter depth but isn’t. They did put a lot of thought into this house.
We don’t have a target date for the fridge’s arrival yet. That probably should be scary but our fridge is working fine so I’m not concerned. I’m just happy the decision has been made and thats one less thing I have to think about.