It wasn’t that long ago that we had to replace all of the appliances in our kitchen. Once the dishwasher went bad, it seemed like they all started misbehaving. At the time, money wasn’t tight, my kids (all boys, mind you) were eating A LOT (that hasn’t changed), and we could get a “deal” by purchasing everything at once…yipee! Naturally, we got the largest refrigerator we could fit in our kitchen–you can store a side of beef and your four best friends in this thing–and a pretty sweet microwave/convection oven that has gotten a ton of use. Until now.
Fast forward maybe five years, seven tops, and those GE appliances are once again dropping like flies in a hot attic. That mac daddy fridge now creates a sheet of ice under the meat & cheese drawer that threatens to guillotine off your toes when you open it. The dishwasher underwent several repairs that, at first, Mr. Repairman attributed to apple seeds in the filter. What?! Turned out, the pump was bad. The glass door on my oven completely shattered one year right before we were scheduled to host Thanksgiving. And now, my microwave is blown.
Instead of spending hundreds of dollars to replace it with another expensive piece of s*&t, I’m re-learning how it was all done in the “olden days” before every kitchen, office, and dorm had a microwave. I’m reheating leftovers on the stove! And in the oven! I feel so retro! Not really, I actually feel like I’m camping and it kinda sucks. But hey, we managed to have our hot tub fixed…maybe I can heat things up in there!
Vintage Everyday (2012, September 7). Old Photos of Hobos: A Hobo in Camp, 1935. Retrieved from http://www.vintag.es/2012/09/old-photos-of-hobos.html