Sunday, August 03, 2014

Greatest technological advance in the history of mankind

ColumbusGal and I have a small house in one of Columbus's inner ring neighborhoods, the kind of place that would be worth Justine Bateman's entire pile if we lived in Los Angeles. Recently we remodeled our kitchen, which over the decades of slow modernization had become a cluster of poorly organized patchwork.

With just a tiny exception or two we did all the work ourselves, and it involved moving everything--refrigerator, stove, sink and all that p & e that goes with them. Doing so really opened the space up .

Now it's quite nice. We kept the appliances, and the key to the whole thing was refrigerator placement.

The very best moment in the whole affair? The very last one: reversing the refrigerator doors. The elegant engineering behind this has to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

I might reverse them back and then again, just to re-experience the satisfaction.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you have to drill holes?

2:38 PM, August 03, 2014  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Why, no, no I did not! Thank you for asking.

The only glitch in the whole system was the little plastic inserts, which after 10 years or eight years or whatever it's been since we bought the refrigerator had degraded a bit, so a few of those were lost. I suppose you could call it the hole system.

For a few weeks we've been living with the doors on the wrong side, which caused us to have to cramp against a wall and an exterior door to open the fridge. Now that the doors are reversed, ColumbusGal and I both always try to open the wrong side first. We'll see how long that lasts.

3:44 PM, August 03, 2014  

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