Monday, May 18, 2009

Escorting the Russian Bears

Some of you have followed with great interest the saga of our household improvements over the past nine months. January's delivery of a new refrigerator had a sequel with today's delivery. This morning, I was greeted by a pair of sleek and stout Russian delivery boys who installed my sleek and stout new range. It replaces the wretched little Crosley that those cheapo developers left me when I bought this place 12 years ago.

These Russian dudes were probably in diapers when the Berlin Wall fell and were cordial but intriguingly cocky. When I pointed them towards the kitchen, the lead delivery guy raised his eye brows and asked, "Could you escort me there?" I was tempted to ask him to clutch his bear claw at my elbow, but I thought that might be pushing my luck. When I saw his pushing the range forward repeatedly at his waist while grunting in Russian, I had to leave the room.

It took barely 10 minutes to be all set up, and I hope some of my culinary-inclined blogger friends might volunteer to come teach me all the wondrous potential of this new tool.

Meanwhile, Bow is trying to wrap her mind around the accompanying miniature version of the kitchen.

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9 Comments:

At 7:49 PM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

I am in love with your range....

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Mouse - The big one or little one? The little one would be perfect for a mouse to heat up cheese.

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Let's hear it for sleek and stout Russian delivery boys! :)

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

I am so jealous! (Fine stove you've got there, too...)
If I am ever visiting, and if you would like, I will prepare the finest of Turkish dinners for you and Miss Bow.

You said 'Show you how to use your tool'...huuuhuhuhuhuhuhuh...

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Steve - Gotta love those stout and strong Russian boys that know how to twist my knobs, light my fire...oh, I'll leave it at that.

Jill - Tools, Russian, rushin'...oh, the metaphors are endless.

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger Bryce Digdug said...

Irish guys delivered my piano.

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Bryce - Irish boys delivered my bed a few years ago. Ahem. I need to write a Yelp review about the best delivery experiences I've had. At least 12 nations represented.

 
At 12:47 AM, Blogger WAT said...

HAHA.

Bow's little kitchen is too cute.

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

WAT - She still hasn't even figured out how to boil water, but yesterday I confirmed that she love broccoli.

 

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