For a while now, my dear daughter has been bugging me to get some kind of a stereo unit for the kitchen so I can listen to music, an audio book or the radio when I'm working in the kitchen.
We have a small stereo unit in the living room that is coming up on 20-some years old. It's so old that it even plays cassette tapes. Well, it did until this past Christmas when that function went kaputz. We still have the use of the CD player and radio (who knows how long they will last), but since it's too far away from the kitchen for me to hear it, I really needed something in the kitchen proper.
Our daughter, being the most electronically inclined one in the immediate family, did the "leg work" for us and researched out what she felt would be the best unit. She was the one who first suggested an under-the-cabinet mounted unit, and that's what we got.
It arrived via UPS late Tuesday so she offered to install it last night after she finished her day job. It was hinted that a glass of wine and dinner would be much appreciated to insure she did a good job, and we were more than happy to provide that.
We gathered together a few (?) tools before starting. Note bottle of wine included for a smooth operation.
I emptied the bottom shelf of the cabinet and preliminary measurements were taken.
Taking drill in hand, she goes for it. (Yes, we did raise a true Renaissance Woman.)
Sometimes four hands are better than two. (Don't I look like a male cardinal in my outfit?)
Tucker was totally bored with the whole project and wished we would finish so he could just go home.
Sometimes you have to make like a contortionist to get at the right angle.
Papa Pea and Baby Pea checking the back-up battery for operation when the power goes off. It was deader than a doornail. A new one is on my shopping list.
Here it is in all its installed glory. My new Under Cabinet CD/MP3 Player! I've had CDs and/or the radio going all day today, and I love it!
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