I was beginning to think this day would never ever come but,
with the exception of the two left burners which still need to be wired, my vintage oven is finally done!!!
She's beautiful and she cooks, just like me. Except for the cooking part. And I suppose the beauty part also would depend on the beholder but other than that we're exactly alike. Old and large. Except for the old part. I'm forever 29. And fortunately I'm not as large either.
It's been a long, long journey since we first brought her home that cold night in November.
Jeff rewired everything with all new wiring.
Removed the mouse poop filled insulation and replaced it with new.
Replaced all the old burners and degreased the whole thing.
He finished it last night at 10:30 pm after working on it for the last couple of Saturdays and we celebrated (tested it for accuracy) with frozen pizzas baked in the oven. Something we used to take for granted.
The oven timer isn't working and rather than put more effort and money into fixing it, I think for now we'll just put a clock in that spot. But other than that, it works just like a brand new oven. I did some cooking and baking on it today and was really impressed with it. Hurray! It was a very long wait but so worth it.
Once the kitchen is done (still a long ways to go) I'd like it to have a similar look to this kitchen.