A month or so ago I mentioned that our microwave was no longer waving, micro or otherwise. It was just making loud, scary noises. We started looking into replacing the over-the-stove appliance right before Christmas. Not exactly the time of year to be spending extra money.
We also have to put about $1,000 into the car before it will pass inspection in March (new tires and another new driver’s side mirror); the heater is acting up and as everybody across the country knows – it’s been really cold everywhere; the roof needs patching; and we’re now looking at college tuition for Taylor in the fall.
With all those expenses coming up the thought of paying for a new microwave is less than appealing so we’ve been kicking it old school. That’s right, folks. We are making popcorn on the stove, heating our leftovers in the oven and actually cooking. It’s been a great experience for the children to see what life was like back in the day when roughing it was just part of life and to maybe have a little more appreciation for how much easier life is now.
Next I might take away the Wii and let them play my old Mattel Football game. Just another lesson in living simple…