So close…

Today was supposed to be a most glorious day!

Today, our new oven was supposed to be delivered and fitted

… so, so close… but no luck…

First we didn’t get the conformational phone call about the delivery time but my explanation for this was… “ok, they have already moved the date twice, so maybe there is no need for yet another phone call.”

So I spend my morning in a state of building anticipation, waiting for the delivery team…

It was agreed, signed and sealed – weeks ago – that they would arrive in the morning. Yeah, no… so around noon I had become really inpatient to the point that I dialled the customer service line in the vain hope that I would find out what is happening… However whilst on the phone, patiently waiting in the queue, our door bell rang… woooot… are they? Are they here?

And yes, I was right they are here.

A lovely gleaming delivery truck was parked in front of the house and there they were, getting our new shiny oven out!

I was so happy!

Hmmm a short 5 minutes later our old oven was unplugged and dragged away… we managed to steal back some of the spare shelves; just in case they are needed for our outdoor BBQ… so it was time to bring our new beauty in!

Our new oven

They got it in and started to “play” with the wires… and this is when everything went wrong! Apparently we have a dodgy outlet that’s wrong – something to do with amps, we need 13, we have 32… not good, no that won’t do at all!

… and I don’t mean just any not good, no!

… this not good was a Not Good to the point that they refused to install it!

“You need an electrician, I am sorry!”

And that was it!

When asked if he could at least put our old oven back in, he refused 🙁

“not safe” he said…

So now we have an awesome shiny beautiful new oven which doesn’t work! I am so cross, I could cry…

So close... almost working :-(
So close… almost working 🙁

Any of you know some nice cheap electrician who would change the power outlet for me?

What a day!

It was supposed to be a most glorious day!

45 thoughts on “So close…

  1. Gorgeous oven, such a shame you’ve had all these problems – hopefully once it’s working it will make up for it 🙂

  2. What a monumental pisser! At last they left it in situ so you don’t have a gaping hole in your kitchen – you can look at it and appreciate its aesthetic values (pssst, it looks lovely and this rental slave is très jaloux)

  3. Oh no! What a nightmare! I’m dreading replacing our kitchen – god knows what is behind all the units etc that were here when hubby bought the place 8 years ago -_- Hope you get your cooker sorted soon!

  4. Ovens have always been 32 amp why have they suddenly changed… typical!! Hope you get it sorted soon, it certainly looks good 🙂

  5. That is such a shame. Before getting an electrician check the manual to confirm the required current I can’t believe it can be that different for two ovens of the same size.

  6. I’m sorry to hear that :-(. I hope that you are able to get it fitted in soon. And I hope that you managed to make the most of it by getting a take away for tea 🙂

  7. Oh no 🙁 I am sorry I can’t help with the electrician, but I really hope you manage to get it all sorted quickly. At least it looks really lovely, and when you think about it, who really needs cooked food 😉

  8. Oh no that’s so disappointing, even more so that it’s ready and in its new home. Sometimes things just aren’t as straightforward as you want them to be. Fingers crossed you’ll have that oven soon though 🙂

  9. Oh no! Do you at least have access to some decent local takeaways? I can sympathise – we were without our cooker for a whole week a couple of months ago. I was tearing my hair out!

  10. I have a friend that does electrical stuff. Maybe a little far for you. But I might add – I love that stove – it’s beautiful! 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

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