I hadn't ordered the stove yet. I was going to go in Monday until I discovered that Pacific Sales was on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule, but I'm sure my mind being on the new gear had my attention defocused. They opened Tuesday, I bought the gear Tuesday, it got installed today and I cooked dinner using it tonight.
And it is gorgeous! I was just thinking about the gorgeous deep blue porcelain of the oven interior. Every other oven I've ever had used a grey with dark spatters porcelain finish, perhaps to hide splatters and dirt. The new oven is like gazing into the abyss!
Another interesting development, I have always liked white appliances. I mean, white goes on white. There is just one appliance white. Get white and all your appliances will always go together well.
The new house, it had all white appliances except a stainless steel Maytag refrigerator--a really gorgeous refrigerator--French two doors two drawers, but it didn't go with anything, didn't go with the white GE Profile cooktop, didn't go with the GE oven (both doubtless original construction), nor the white Kitchen Aid dishwasher.
Well guess who is odd man out now! Stainless fridge, stainless cooktop, stainless oven... White dishwasher, white cooktop hood (probably soon to be replaced). After getting the new hood the dishwasher will be odd man out (instead of the fridge when I bought the house) and too bad there is no good reason to replace it before it breaks. Oh well, I think dishwashers last less than 25 years and I think I'll last more than 25 years, so one day all my kitchen appliances will be stainless.
I don't think I would have ever set out with this as a goal, but sometimes you pick your fate, sometimes your fate picks you.