Sure, you can order them online, but at this point that is not an option. Or we could pay $150 more than the base price if we really wanted to for the only one available at one store, but we really don't want to do that. (You can pay $198 online or picking it up at a store that has it in stock, or $350+ for the only one available in town. I'd say, we wait.)
Soooo, Cat and Chris ended up finding a hexagonal one at Sears (or was it Target?), that basically offers the same area as our old one, and at a reasonable price (less than $200). Of course, our old one was rectangular and this is not. Our old one was 16x12 and this one 15x13. I am not sure about the hexagonal deal, but it was all we could find at this stage in the game that did not set us back for a lot more money than we were willing to pay.
In other words, we will eventually have to look for Kitchen No. 5, which will hopefully be a portable garage. However, for the foreseeable future we will be willing to deal with Kitchen No. 4, in the hopes that it will last us more than two years. Heck, Kitchen No.2 lasted us 4 Pennsics and we only paid $60 for it at Wal-Mart.
Then again, this little hexagonal guy may prove to be so annoying that we may end up sacrificing chickens to the deity of our choice, in the hopes that it suffers a quick demise. Who knows. Maybe we will even like the silly bugger and hope that it lasts.
The important thing is, we have a kitchen and that's what counts.
On other news, I have finished two white undertunics for my Roman, one banded stola (with a second one coming along), one gathered stola, and I will be having two pallas. Of course, now it appears that the weather will be cold and damp as opposed to hot and damp. It also means that I should probably have gone Viking instead and make something with wool instead of lightweight linen but hey, I will look fabulous and that what is important.
It is all about looking good baby.
That, and not melting in the heat.