I just realized I hadn't blogged about my workout. Or about the fact that we went and bought a new stove/oven today. Okay, range first. Last Friday, Angel was standing on a chair next to the stove, and she jumped down, stumbled and bumped into the front of the range. It took a moment for me to see that when she bumped it, she broke off the oven dial. Actually, she broke the pin that holds the dial. So I couldn't turn on the oven. I had to "borrow the neighbors' oven" to bake our pizza that night, and I tried using epoxy to fix the broken pin. The epoxy didn't work, so I went to Home Depot this morning (before my workout) to look at the ranges. I was all set to buy the beautiful GE electric range with the smooth top...then I mentioned to the appliance guy that we currently have a gas range with electric ignition. He told me that, typically, gas ranges with electric ignition only require a standard outlet. The kind of range I was about to buy requires the heavy-duty, funky-looking outlet. I told him I didn't know what sort of outlet(s) were behind my stove, so I'd have to go home and look.
So I went and worked out. Worked my legs and back again, since my leg is still hurting. Stepped it up on the cardio, though. I did 20 minutes at level 2 on the bike, and 20 minutes on the stair-stepper! Hooray for me! I've never done that much time on a stair-stepper before.
When I got home, I pulled the stove out and took a peek. Yup, just as I feared; standard outlet. Nancy Pelosi. (that's my new standard swearword, in case you were wondering) So I had to start all over, searching. I finally decided on a GE gas range, and went to buy it, and the appliance lady pointed out that the Amana range next to it was a better machine, but was on sale...for the same price. I jumped at the chance to get the nicer range, with the bigger, self-cleaning oven and large, clear oven window, and the storage drawer under the oven for the price I'd already planned on paying. It'll be delivered in two weeks, after I get home from visiting my family in Kansas.