Adam went shopping (which is in itself a miracle).
He found that lovely double oven. (Do we NEED a double oven? NO. But we've got one now!)
Here is the old (non-working) microwave, which was on the top.
Here is the old stove. Oh my word. All we know is that it's probably original to the house, about 1947. THAT, folks, is what I've been baking in.
Opening the hole in the wall to accommodate the unit.
There she blows! Already cooking chicken and rice (arroz con pollo) for supper tonight. Recipe coming right up!
And yes, he really did pay only $59 for it. He bought it at a Habitat ReStore. The unit had not been tested yet to see if it worked, so they sold it to him cheaper (but would have allowed him to return it, if it didn't work). What a deal. He is thrilled, and so am I. Now, if we can just find a new stovetop, which is ALSO circa 1947.