November 8, 2006

house geek house geek

Posted in home, internets, shopping at 11:57 pm by Marise Phillips

roly poly house geek! (emphasis on the roly poly)

check out my oh-so-obsessive kitchen appliance saga…

—–Original Message—–

Hello again Peter,

Looks like the oven may *just* fit. Fortunately, the space reserved for it is not wedged in between two cabinets/counters, but rather, there will be some free space on the left. However, the left edge of the oven would partially cover a light switch, so I’d need to get the switch moved eventually for it to work out long term.

Also, the depth of the oven may be a bit too much compared to the counter/cabinets immediately to the right of it, so I’m thinking that I (nerd that I am!) should maybe create a “dummy” cardboard box in the approximate shape and size of the oven and try it out in the space before I make a final decision whether to buy it.

Anyway, I understand that you may get other interested buyers in the meantime, but please keep me in mind — I hope to be able to mock up the cardboard box soon enough for your selling timeframe.


—–Original Message—–
On Nov 8, 2006, at 12:49 PM, RiseyP wrote:

Thanks, Peter!

I’m heading over to the house today at 2, and should let you know in a couple hours whether the oven will fit in our new kitchen.

Crossing fingers 😉

—–Original Message—–

On Nov 8, 2006, at 12:34 PM, Peter wrote:

Thanks RiseyP. It is in great working order. We just recently
disconnected it as we are doing kitchen remodeling (it is out on on
deck, covered). There are about 8 steps to get it down the deck, then
level to the outside. We have two strong men to assist at this time.
Thanks you, Peter

—–Original Message—–
From: riseyp
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 10:11 PM
Subject: 50s O’Keefe

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I saw your vintage oven on craigslist and wanted to let you know that
I’m interested in learning more about it. From the photo, I assume
that it’s not currently hooked up. Can you tell me if there are there
any mechanical or cosmetic problems with it? Are you storing it at
street level or are there stairs to negotiate? Any idea how heavy it is?

Anyway, I just bought a house in Alameda which i will be taking
possession of in a couple weeks. Tomorrow, I will be there for an
inspection, and can measure the space in my new kitchen to make sure
this oven will fit.

So… would definitely like to chat more with you about it. Feel free
to email or call my cell: xxx-xxx-xxxx



Pictures of oven below:


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