It was getting to be time for us to start thinking about updating our kitchen and our appliances but I'd been putting it off and even I have to admit that our stove was getting really bad, too many spills and things burned on the top of it and the drip pans were replaced countless times but still no matter what we did it was never 'clean' enough. Once mom came to live with us she let us know that the stove was unacceptable and every time she walked by she would say it was gross or disgusting and we kept saying, "But it works fine, it still cooks..." but eventually after 2 weeks I relented and went out and got a new stove and it's my first ceramic cooktop, I just hope it stays nice, I've been anal about cleaning it every time I use it and I bought an electric griddle to use whenever I fry anything so that I don't get grease on the stove.
Naturally when the delivery men were here Alex spotted the box for our stove and wanted it and I told him he could have it but then he noticed they also had an empty refrigerator box and that was even more enticing so they let him have it...it's been in my living room ever since!!
Jesse keeps telling me how much he loves that grandma is here with us now and that he's getting to spend time with her...we all are and we're lucky.
Pookie really loves our screened in deck and has claimed our storage box for her own personal hang out.