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Sunday, January 1, 2012

In with the new...old.

 In with the new...old.

Today's challenge was "In With the New." I've told this story so many times, but I don't think I've ever written it down here. This is my "new" stove. When we remodeled our kitchen at the end of last year, we wanted to get a vintage stove. Mark found this 1952 Hotpoint on Craigslist. The place where we picked it up was right out of American Pickers. Warehouse after warehouse filled with junk. The owner of the establishment was an adorable little old man. We found him in a wood paneled office sitting in his Archie Bunker chair and watching an old Fred Astaire musical. Oh, and he had a life sized bronze statue of a chimpanzee sitting on top of his file cabinet.

Anyway, the original owner had died shortly after purchasing the stove, so it sat brand new in storage until we adopted it. Even so, Mark had to do a little bit of rewiring to resurrect it because it sat unused for almost 60 years. Now, it works like it just came right off the assembly line. It even has "push button technology!"

Rainbow painted fingernails.

Today was spent organizing, crafting, removing the spirit of Christmas from the house, and just general lounging around in order to recuperate from our late night New Year's Eve festivities. This was my second choice for "in with the new," as Lauren decided to give herself a fresh rainbow manicure with her new nail polish.

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