This afternoon we took Addie to meet Nicole, then Vince and I came back home but he wanted to run by Walmart and get a heavy duty extension cord because one again, we’re moving fridges and freezers around in the garage and he wanted a heavy duty cord.
I wanted to check the prices of canning jars and lids. On the way to do that, we went down the clearance aisle and they had this air fryer/toaster oven, regular $89 marked down to $55.
That caught Vince’s attention! It had good reviews. I always read the 1 star reviews first. One was that it arrived dented. Another said they used it for wings and followed the directions. Wings were ok but now the air fryer is mess. One star ratings that say “It only worked 6 weeks” or “It never reached the set temp” . . those are the ones I consider. After reading through over half the one star ratings, we decided it would be great to keep in the basement.
I see us spending more time in the basement since we’ve kind of enjoyed our time down here. Last night we were talking about basement living. When we bought our first house in MO, the sellers said they stayed in the basement almost exclusively. Angie and Jeremy did too. In fact, a neighbor said he never saw lights on upstairs.
It’s so quiet and the temperature stays constant – about 69 degrees . . which I will like more in the summer than in the winter. I’ll never understand why 72 feels good in the winter but 68 feels good in the summer. Shouldn’t the same temp feel good all the time?
Anyway, now we have a microwave and a toaster oven/air fryer in the basement. I do wish we had a sink in the basement garage. There’s water and a couple of drain holes in the utility closet but I don’t think we’re going to add that.
Maybe I’ll just stick a medium Rubbermaid type tub in the garage and we can put all our dirty dishes in there, bring them upstairs in the evening, load them into the dishwasher, then rinse out the tub, and put clean dishes in it to carry down the next day. That wouldn’t be so much trouble since we’d probably only be having snack type food downstairs.