But - being professionals, the three-man crew hopped out of the truck and quickly took the washer upstairs. After some consultation with Scott, they decided to stack the dryer on top of the washer so the hoses and cords and such would work better. The lack of a stacking kit could easily be taken care of but we didn't realize that we had ordered a steam dryer so they're was a little bit of head-scratching about what to do.
While the washer discussion ensued, two of the delivery guys brought in the range. Scott was relieved to see that it would indeed fit in the space allotted - but his joy was shortlived. The order did not reflect that we needed a propane gas kit rather than a standard natural gas connection. NFM policy dictates that the LP kit be installed at the warehouse...so my beautiful Cafe Range went back on the truck and will return to us next week.
Bringing in the GE Cafe Dual Fuel Range
Unpacked and then Repacked . . .
With one guy (let's call him Larry) in the house to hook up the refrigerator's ice maker, the other two (one guy is Shawn...the other guy will be called Willie for purposes of this story) headed outside to try and get the truck out of the mud. They tried a variety of things to earn some traction:
First, Scott dumped two buckets of gravel under the back wheels and Willie did his best to position it.
Next, Willie used packing blankets wedged behind the wheels. They worked up to a point.
Then, Scott offered a piece of rigid insulation which appeared to work for a moment before the weight of the truck smashed it to smithereens.
Next, they hooked Scott's Escape to the truck with one of our tow ropes. You wouldn't think this would work but it did - up to a point.
Maybe turning the Escape in a different direction would help? Not really. Finally, Scott had to leave to get to a meeting, so I tried my foot at the Escape gas pedal but I was quickly replaced by Willie as driver. He gunned it and the big truck lurched southward...
Have A Great Weekend!