Friday, September 5, 2008

And Now For A Moment Of Silence...


Funeral Tribute
Originally uploaded by florist_hill


Let us pause now and share a moment of silence out of respect for my deceased microwave oven. Yes, it's true.. my microwave died today while heating my lunch. Hang your oven mitts at half mast. I thought maybe the bulb just burned out. But no, she's gone, along with all the convenience she provided! Thankfully my lunch was mostly warmed before the old girl gave out.

I suppose I should take this as a sign that we should eat out tonight. Unfortunately that money will be needed to replace the appliance. Yeah, add microwave to the list of modern conveniences I don't want to live without. Seriously! Not just me, either. The kids can fend for themselves quite well in the kitchen when needed, without me worrying about fires.

Reminds me of I time years ago. My little brother liked eggs and learned at an early age to get up and cook his own. We had eaten chicken the night before and the bones were in a paper bag on the stove top, waiting to be thrown out. Don't know why they didn't go out that night...maybe dogs or ???? Anyhow, as you've probably guessed, the edge of the bag was right next to the burner my brother chose to use and - Voila!! Fire! I believe one of us threw water all over while we screamed for my parents to wake up and put out the fire. Microwave ovens keep that kind of worry far from my mind.

Alas, poor GE, I knew her well.

5 comments:

scaramouche jones said...

Micro-wave it goodbye :)

When I was a kid I once put plastic bowls on the oven rings to keep the food warm. Of course the bowls melted...

BSH ADMIN said...

I don't have a microwave just because my last one belonged to a roommate who took it with him. Anyway, I haven't had one now for almost 2 years and I've been able to adjust pretty well! Although I did recently light a wooden spoon on fire. Like it actually was flaming.
Hmmmm....

capitulatenow said...

Oh I would need to replace that microwave pretty quick, myself. How else would I make my oatmeal? I'm pretty sure there isn't any other way to prepare it. I've done some research on this.

Mahala said...

Remember when appliances seemed to last forever? Now days.. it seems everything is disposable.

RisibleGirl said...

My husband's BBQ grill bit the dust last night. That thing has been used at least 4x a week for three years (we grill even in the winter!)so I guess she gave us her all.

Seems to be a bad week for appliances.

I hope you've replaced her by now. I don't think I could go even one day without my microwave.