"What?!?" you just said.
April 25th, 2014. Yes. It has been almost exactly 5 months, to the day, since we moved that wretched stove into the pantry and it was still there! You need to understand that getting it in there was a true feat of physics and spatial relations. It involved me actually climbing through the pantry cupboard from the dining room into the pantry so I could squeeze behind the stove to get it in. I can't emphasize enough how hard it was to get it in there. It weighs 1980's amount of stove-- it's one of those double-height numbers-- THIS WAS NO EASY TASK!!! It was like trying to parallel park a full-length sedan in a spot intended for a compact car. It could be done, there was just a lot of "forward, shift, backward, shift, forward, shift, backward." John and I were daunted by the unpleasantness of getting it back out. There would almost certainly be some muffled profanity (muffled because Jules would be napping, as there was no way we could move it while he was awake. But make no mistake, just because the profanity was muffled in reality, it would be screaming in our heads.) We figured the walls would get all scratched up again (Yep. We did that the first time too.) And if we were going to be honest, we just didn't really want to deal with it.
I confess. It was a quintessential case of procrastination.
Until yesterday. We recently discussed the ongoing presence of the stove (coming up on it's 6 month anniversary was not a good thing...) and decided that it was time to face our demons. John's parents had made a plan to stop by the farm house yesterday and we declared "Now or never!" and decided to tackle the thing!!!
Hooray!! The pantry has been liberated!!
And it looks so much better without that over-sized nasty 1980's stove inside it!! The moral of this story is probably something like, "Avoidance is not the best policy" and sometimes you find out your avoiding something for no freaking reason and you should have just done it after New Years. 4 months ago.
Lesson learned? I wouldn't count on it.