Guess what went out now? The microwave. The irony is we sold our spare microwave at the last garage sale.
The one I sold was a counter top model and I need a built in. If you’ve ever priced built ins, they are outrageously expensive. On top of that you also need to buy a “trim kit”, basically a metal frame to make your microwave look like it was part of the cabinetry.
Only one trim kit can’t sub for another. Oh, no. That would be too convenient and cost effective for consumers.
Each trim kit only fits a specific brand. And you can’t mount the much cheaper counter top model in place of a built in. You can, if it fits in the hole, and if it can vent properly, but guess what won’t fit? Yup. The trim kit.
I’m seething because I don’t want to buy the same model I had before. It only lasted five years. It’s a Frigidaire Professional Series. Unfortunately, it might come to that. At least I won’t have to buy another trim kit. It’s ridiculously expensive for a piece of pressed metal. I hate the idea of Frigidaire making another sale from us after they soured me on this one.
The sad part about all this is it made me realize just how much we use our microwave. It surprises me how quickly we accustomed and embedded ourselves to technology–even me–Nanook from the Wayback.
I don’t think we even had a microwave until the 1980s, so why is it so hard to live without one now?
It made me wonder what else I’d hate to lose.
• Cell phones
Handy, but I mostly use it to look up stuff on the internet.
• The internet
Wonderful as it is, the few times I’ve lost internet has been more of a blessing. I get so much more done without the distraction.
We don’t watch a lot of tv, but we do stream movies. Guess Greg and I would have to come up with something else to do. 🙂
I’d really miss this. My hands hurt too much to print everything by hand.
The Mother of all Inventions. We have solar energy at Greg’s shop so we could theoretically live without electricity.
Okay. If there was one thing I absolutely would hate to give up more than anything else, it would be the toilet. I make no apologies. That’s the line in the sand for me.
How about you? What would you hate to give up more than anything?