We've all heard the jokes about the guy who buys his wife a new stove for Christmas. This isn't that joke. Belle has always made more money than I, having the good sense to get into nursing years ago. Registered nurses make very good money.
Belle had been talking about upgrading the stove in the shop, and yesterday she told me that she intended to go to Lowe's and look at stoves. I grabbed the truck keys to take her, because I know how these things generally work out.
We got to the store, ad she browsed the offerings, comparing and contrasting, and weighing all the options. After looking, weighing, and thinking, she settled on one particular range. Of course, it was not in stock. So, we thanked the guy and drove across town to the other Lowe's, who happened to have it in stock.
Belle payed the toll, using my veteran's discount. Lowe's has a generous veteran's discount and we brought it home.
It's a Samsung ceramic top range, and it looks a lot like this.
This thing has more bells ad whistles than a steam locomotive. After installing and leveling it, the boys were hungry, so she whipped up a shepherd's pie, using both the stove top and the oven. She seems to be quite pleased with her new purchase, and I'm not complaining. We will get a lot of use out of it during the coming months.