Operation: Thanksgiving PT:2, Project "(im)Patiently Waiting"

So moving on with our "Operation: Thanksgiving" series (read about our "mission" HERE), our first big challenge is tackling this kitchen, the nucleus of the Thanksgiving experience!

In the prior post we touched upon the history of our home and the mods we've made so far.  In this post we will focus on the kitchen.

Kitchen before with builders flooring, ugh!

The kitchen had the original builders laminate flooring down which was white and seemed to be a twice a day job to keep clean. So a couple years ago we put down new flooring running from the front hall back then the innovation machine ground to a halt.  Until now... 

In addition, the appliances were the originals and were limping along on their last legs. In the classic "1990s" white color with no frills, the dishwasher has been reduced to a "Hot water oven" as it no longer cleans anything, just sprays hot water around and then steams your dirty dishes so you just end up with hot dirty dishes.

We did a lot of research and decided to head over to Big Sandys, the new emerging player in the Central Ohio market that has stepped in for the now shuttered HH Gregg.  With our minds focused on a Whirlpool, Stainless Silver set, we were disappointed upon seeing the fridge and discovering 1/4 of the inside was unusable due to the ice maker inside.

Our sadness was easily displaced when we looked just a few units over and saw the Samsung Hub. I'm sure you've seen them, the beautifully Jetons-esque refrigerator with the large touchscreen on the front that you cant help to equally want to play with and dismiss as a gimmick you don't need, especially in the face of its price point when compared to other non-futuristic ice boxes.

I wanted to do the same but had 2 factors working towards me, one I'm a huge electronics geek and two... the set was only a couple hundred dollars more than the set we came to purchase! Deal done!!! Delivery date set, one week!

Not So Fast Grasshopper...

Took off work to accommodate the half past 12 delivery time and BOOM doorbell rings!

First came the oven in all her glory with a digital display, big steel-esque knobs and a cooktop with 5 "eyes", a huge upgrade from our prior 4, This will be perfect for warming 5 pots of Ramen Noodles... I kid I kid 🤣🤣. The microwave trailed behind and thank GOD we could finally see all the buttons, no more guessing where the "thaw" or "light" buttons were.. I can see them right there! I also took comfort in knowing that we could heat things up without wondering from upstairs who in the world was starting a jet engine up in the