After three months of not getting a new cooker (at least six weeks of which was my fault, I’ll cop to that), we now have one! Yesterday we had a random inspection (which they did not warn us about, although they said they sent a letter. We didn’t get one. I may not let them in next time, on general principles, if we do not receive advanced warning. anyway.) and the woman wanted to know what needed work, if anything, so I mentioned the cooker, and there was a sudden flurry of activity on it and they said they’d call around 10 in the morning and by God they did. Yer man said he’d be there in ten minutes, and it only took him thirty-five to arrive, which, for the Irish, is extremely like being early.
Shortly thereafter, we had a new cooker installed. He, being an installation man rather than a delivery man, did not take away the *old* cooker, and because I really did not want a nasty old cooker sitting in the kitchen for weeks, which seemed the likely scenario if I didn’t nag, I nagged to find out when they’d be taking it away. “In the morning,” they said, and I said something like, “Uh,” and they said, “Maybe we can get it tonight.” And after some back-and-forthing, yer (other) man called to say he’d be getting it himself at half six, and by 6:40, he’d come and gone again with the cooker.
I’m astounded. And we have a lovely bright white shiny new cooker! I need to go figure out what to make on the lovely bright white shiny new cooker. Ted requested burgers, but I was waiting for them to come pick up the old cooker, so I wasn’t able to get any mince. Sigh.
Astounded or astonished; that’s another one LJ moods doesn’t have. I should petition them to make a paid-account feature of the ability to add mood slots.
Zoë Conway is playing at the Half Moon Theatre tonight. I believe I’ll go see her. Oh, hey, if anybody’s in Dublin and wants to see her (she’s a *tremendously* good fiddler), she’ll be at Whelans at 8pm on the 9th. Well worth the €15 admission.
miles to Minas Tirith: 323
p.s. After almost 2 years of hand-lighting stoves, I’m a little confused by not having to. Weird.