Monday, April 20, 2009

So long, old friend...

My parents gave us a microwave as a wedding present nearly 8 years ago. For a while, that microwave was the nicest thing we owned. It was with us during our starving student days, when our weekly budget for groceries was $30 and our biggest splurge was getting brown toppers after Family Home Evening with Jeff and Mindy (remember that, guys?). It was with us in our tiny 300 square foot studio apartment, and in the apartment we lived in when Ellie was born. It has lived for 4 years with us in our house, and now it has gone kaput.

Maybe not entirely kaput, but very close. It takes several tries to actually turn the thing on, and a few times it has started up all on its own. We bought a new microwave (one that goes over the stove!) and I'm excited to have it. But it's funny how sentimental I am feeling about the old one. It's just an appliance, after all. But it was our appliance. Our first appliance, and I loved it.

Okay, I think I'm ready to move on with life now!


  1. I had TOTALLY forgotten about our brown topper nights! That's a happy memory, and SO long ago! I can't wait to see that new microwave!

  2. IT's ok, I was attached to my house and everything in it. Someone else is enjoying it now and I live with my mom. Back to you though... its nice having the extra counter space isn't it?

  3. You are so funny...I can totally see you being sentimental over a microwave, but don't feel too bad because I had a car I still love, Dana and Jared were actually teasing me the other night becuase Dana asked to drive it one time and I told her no.

  4. I feel the same way about our microwave. Everytime I make popcorn it almost explodes and looks like there is a fire in it. But I just can't bring myself to buy a new one.