So, I am beyond annoyed. We have had to fork out money to replace three appliances. Money that was not budgeted for small appliance replacements. We had no such fund set in place. But in less than three months, we have shelled out some dough for these little contraptions and I am a bit miffed.
Let’s start with the microwave. This one has not fueled my anger as have its other two companions. Our apartment, which we moved into in January, did not come with a microwave. Could we have gone without one? That would be a negative. Being a mom to a small toddler means lots of coffee gone cold in its mug and food cooled to room temperature by the time it’s your turn to eat. Just these two things alone necessitate a microwave. Luckily we purchased it for a good price. I thought that would be the end of our appliance acquisition.
Ah fate, you are a jokester! Last month our toaster oven died. No notice, no warning. You turned it on… and zilch. It abandoned us and didn’t even say goodbye. So off to Target we went. Good thing we found one on sale. We use our toaster oven every day, so this purchase was also a need. But were we done there?
Of course not! Because last week, our coffeemaker bit the dust. In a big way. This was a HUGE problem. This mom can only become a functioning part of the human race, on coffee. Coffee and I are BFF’s, never to part. If you don’t believe me, ask my husband. We have some sort of crazy caffeinated triangle going on over here, and if you still don’t believe me… spend the day with me and my Hubby when we haven’t had any caffeine. You’re in for a real treat…
So our coffeemaker broke and before either of us could picture the nightmare of a household without coffee, my husband jumped in his car and went to the store to purchase a new coffeemaker. Did I mention this was at 7:30 p.m.? On a week night?
Hubby came back with a basic coffeemaker. It can’t contact NASA or anything but it gets the job done and that’s all I care about.
Well there it is folks. Three appliances in three months… hence my annoyance. I hope this is the end of the road concerning appliance purchasing but you never know. Good thing I don’t own an electric wine opener… because if that broke…