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Posted Jan 27 2009 7:42pm

Before I write this post I want to remind everyone that I love my husband and that I would never change who I married BUT I wish I had married a man who could cook AND clean it up. Until about a year ago I really didn’t care, yes that is right I could have cared less if my husband made a huge mess on the stove or even in the whole kitchen. Our kitchen belongs on one of those HGTV home makeover shows. It needs to be taken down to the studs and the joists and redone completely, it is big enough but was stuck in this wierd combination of the 20’s and the 40’s the cabinets from the 20’s and the appliances from the 40’s. When we decided to adopt, I knew the fact that we would have to boil the bottles to sterilize them as we had NO dishwasher. So I decided that if we could take the 40’s part of the kitchen to the 2000’s I would be happier and could wait at least five more years to do the almost $50,000 remodel (remember studs and joists - new electrical and plumbing as well and that is before new cabinets and counter-tops and lighting and appliances) So anyway for less than two thousand dollars we bought a dishwasher on wheels (a God send) and a new stove (it was a great deal so if we lost it in five years no big deal) - then tore up the carpet on the floor and laid laminate, painted the cabinets and trim; hung a new light and wallpapered; it actually looks SOOOOOOO much better I may let it stick around longer than five years - maybe I will find before and after pictures for you all to see the issues after I complete my work for the day. The new stove is a glass top stove - not so good for my husbands bad habit of boiling EVERYTHING over on the stove. So after a month or two of looking I found this Kaboom stuff that didn’t leave a mark but cleaned it to a shine with little effort no matter what he did or so I thought. So I cleaned the stove regularly and he let things boil over regularly! So last night I asked if he would make me some soup, sure he said. He cooked the soup and when he brought it to me I though man there is not much soup here but I didn’t say anything to him. He cleared the dishes after dinner and I didn’t go back into the kitchen until after lunch today when I discovered why there was not much soup last night, it was baked onto the cook-top. And by this time he had run the oven and the cook-top again since this happened, so I proceeded to start cleaning it - over 1/2 an hour later it now shines again but I asked him to let me know when things boil over it is much easier to clean between stove uses than AFTER the oven and the cook-top have both been used. He felt bad and offered to help but instead I sent him to the Vet - alone, to pick up Koda. So I have decided as punishment when the kids get older they will have to clean up after their father in the kitchen!

Before I write this post I want to remind everyone that I love my husband and that I would never change who I married BUT I wish I had married a man who could cook AND clean it up. Until about a year ago I really didn’t care, yes that is right I could have cared less if my husband made a huge mess on the stove or even in the whole kitchen. Our kitchen belongs on one of those HGTV home makeover shows. It needs to be taken down to the studs and the joists and redone completely, it is big enough but was stuck in this wierd combination of the 20’s and the 40’s the cabinets from the 20’s and the appliances from the 40’s. When we decided to adopt, I knew the fact that we would have to boil the bottles to sterilize them as we had NO dishwasher. So I decided that if we could take the 40’s part of the kitchen to the 2000’s I would be happier and could wait at least five more years to do the almost $50,000 remodel (remember studs and joists - new electrical and plumbing as well and that is before new cabinets and counter-tops and lighting and appliances) So anyway for less than two thousand dollars we bought a dishwasher on wheels (a God send) and a new stove (it was a great deal so if we lost it in five years no big deal) - then tore up the carpet on the floor and laid laminate, painted the cabinets and trim; hung a new light and wallpapered; it actually looks SOOOOOOO much better I may let it stick around longer than five years - maybe I will find before and after pictures for you all to see the issues after I complete my work for the day. The new stove is a glass top stove - not so good for my husbands bad habit of boiling EVERYTHING over on the stove. So after a month or two of looking I found this Kaboom stuff that didn’t leave a mark but cleaned it to a shine with little effort no matter what he did or so I thought. So I cleaned the stove regularly and he let things boil over regularly! So last night I asked if he would make me some soup, sure he said. He cooked the soup and when he brought it to me I though man there is not much soup here but I didn’t say anything to him. He cleared the dishes after dinner and I didn’t go back into the kitchen until after lunch today when I discovered why there was not much soup last night, it was baked onto the cook-top. And by this time he had run the oven and the cook-top again since this happened, so I proceeded to start cleaning it - over 1/2 an hour later it now shines again but I asked him to let me know when things boil over it is much easier to clean between stove uses than AFTER the oven and the cook-top have both been used. He felt bad and offered to help but instead I sent him to the Vet - alone, to pick up Koda. So I have decided as punishment when the kids get older they will have to clean up after their father in the kitchen!

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