... and counting!
Back in the mid/late '80s, I was writing up a storm and selling as a freelancer. It took me a while to get that first sale and I was thrilled beyond belief.
I was living on my savings at that point, so every $ counted. That first piece I sold was called "When the Zap loses its Zip", a humorous/sad tale of woe recounting when my microwave oven died.
It sold to the Cleveland Plain Dealer newpaper for its Sunday supplement magazine. The $ from the sale almost paid for the repairs on the microwave! (Back when there were more repair shops and folks used them!) LOL
So its with a sad and heavy heart I have to tell you that on May 1st, this year my current microwave died. Sheesh. And it was only 14 years old. *sob* So young, so young.
The whole tale is recounted on the "Household Adventures" sidebar blog. Check it out.
Meanwhile, without a microwave, I'm eating a lot of .... this:
Thank goodness for the Forman grill and the 'fridge. I try not to fire up the stove unless I'm making a vat of something.
What is REALLY a pain these days is hot beverages and my morning oatmeal. *sigh*
How about you? Could YOU live without a microwave (or some other kitchen convenience)? :-/