New Stove Day At Gmars…Almost.

This Saturday, we tried to replace the old, worn out stove in the kitchen of GMARS (the Goat Mountain Astronomical Research Station), the dark sky site for the Riverside Astronomical Society.


After making two trips into town to retrieve said stove from Home Depot (on mistaken phone call that it was in, then the real call 30 minutes later).  The stove arrived on the back of my truck.


The new stove preparing to be unloaded.


The old stove, alas, many a meal had been cooked on it over the past 8 years or so.


Disconnecting the gas and old gas line before removal.


Just to make sure, we turned the gas off with both valves.  Safety first.


A lonely spot looking for something to be placed there.


Unpacking the stove.  Mike and Bruce helping out along with Bob and Ken.


The three foot move into the kitchen for inspection ……


and then disaster struck….


twice…actually, three times as the electric cord had been slightly nicked exposing the wires.

So back in the box, back on the truck, back to Home Depot to return and order another one.

[Heavy sigh….]

Three trips into town and nothing to show for it.  The people at Home Depot were great and got the replacement on order.  Hopefully in two weeks, the newly ordered stove will be installed.

P.S.  It doesn’t take Home Depot that long to order the stove, but our holiday party is this next Saturday and there won’t be anyone to install it, so I asked them to deliver it in two weeks.

Now if my back can take it, we will be set for the December star party.  Remember everyone is welcome to come out and play under the stars at GMARS any time.

– Ex astris, scientia –

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