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Old 01-16-2013, 07:26 AM   #11
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You know I am almost positive we bought our 12 yo dead one at Target too. But yeah, the Targets and Walmarts here suck. They are small and old, have a very limited food section, and don't keep a lot of larger-ticket items in stock. The hardware stores and sears/kmart/etc want you to order things and ship to store. Sigh. And every single one of the family today told me, well, why did you wait for it to die? You should have ordered it a long time ago.

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:30 AM   #12
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I don't think I would survive in Europe. I need things to be open 24 hours and be able to buy things same day. And I can't even do that in Detroit. Curse me for growing up in a large American city.
Too funny.

Germany closes on Saturday afternoon and doesn't open again until Monday morning. And Doctors and chemists close on Wednesday and Friday afternoons totally...and are never open on the weekend.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:36 AM   #13
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Yeah, living in Amsterdam with a 12MO baby for six months was a culture shock for sure. It was the same deal, and then there was some weekday they all either closed early or opened late because they all said that was restocking time (in the US they restock during store hours). And there, doctors work out of their homes - the medical office is the first floor, and they live on the second floor. Not in the city, in the European equivalent of suburbs. So I'd have to take public transport, then walk the stroller all the way through a neighborhood to the doctor's house. If it was a weekday when he was open. Curtails those trips to the doc really fast unless it is really dire.
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Sounds kind of nice to have some life. Here it seems we just go go go instant gratification. Gets old IMO

Ok, I need to start getting ready
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It is something you learn to appreciate for sure. The closest 24 hour store is probably an hour away from me. I do a lot more planning and fewer trips to the store.
That said, I would hate a microwave on the counter. Can't you mount one somewhere?
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If I could get one over the oven I would. But alas I can't.

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Holy crap Janine I just finally converted euros to dollars....that is one price mixer. DAMN
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At school. found out I m testing all day WHINE!!!!!!!!!!!
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OMG. So we have a microwave cabinet so technically not on the counter. DH measured, said it had a 24" wide hole. The specs on the microwave I just bought says it is 24" wide. DOES NOT FIT. I get measuring tape, hole is 1/16" short of 24" and microwave is 1/16" more than 24". And now it has my blood all over it because I cut myself taking it out of the box. It is heavy as fork and I am super pissed off at everyone right now.

Can't have it over the range, we have a gas range and *technically* to be safe, if you actually mounted one over a gas range to what is the acceptable safe distance, it would be too high for the average person to use. And against code if the local codes are actually safe. Thus why we put a microwave cabinet in the kitchen plans, so it wouldn't live on the counter. Motherforker, I am ready to kill someone.
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Holy crap Janine I just finally converted euros to dollars....that is one price mixer. DAMN
I know! It's sad but there isn't anything I can do about it. I need a big mixer. That's the biggest there is before going to the professional sizes. And you can be sure they'd cost 5 times that price.

I'm buying it over 36 months at about 35 a month. It's not as bad like that.

MIL is very excited too because I already told her she can use it too. She likes to make Kipfel in large amounts and always makes 3 batches of dough. Now she can make just 1 batch.
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