MICROWAVE - update #1, drafted on Tuesday evening . . . stay turned for the ending
In Jenny's comment on last week's post, she asked for a microwave update. I hollered at the computer: TODAY, JENNY - IT'S COMING TODAY. (Jenny, did you hear me?). I was a wee bit excited.
Harp music played, angels sang, and I decided that miracles do happen.
The microwave arrived direct from Thermador about a few weeks ago, and then I had to organize ABT to come and install it. I'd been guessing when it was going to be delivered because Thermador had no idea when it would arrive, so I kept scheduleing install, and then cancelling it. It arrived THE DAY AFTER I'd had an install schedule.
I emailed my guy, Robin, at ABT to see if he could bump up my installation. The 1-800 number had given me Nov 10th as the next available date. I also inquired if they'd haul away my
unique bedroom furniture broken washer.
He emailed me back: OCT. 25TH & YES, FOR $40 THEY'D TAKE MY WASHER AWAY.
Washer removal - SOLD to the guys with the giant rubber band who are trained to move appliances down flights of stairs.
That afternoon, Tuesday, they installed my microwave in minutes flat while tots ate lunch. I asked if they knew anything about hoods, because my hood isn't working, of course. They didn't. *sigh* They hauled away the washer and drove away.
At least it looks pretty.
As a treat, I zapped a frozen GF muffin during nap time. 49 seconds later, I removed from the microwave . . . a frozen muffin.
Are you blinking? Shaking your fisr in the air? Staring at the screen wondering how this could be possible?
There was power. The drawer rolled out. The time counted down. The light went on. The timer beeped, signaling done. But - frozen.
I called the guys. They instructed me to make popcorn. Nothing popped. They returned a bit later and decided that one side of the outlet, that is buried inside the island, didn't work right. They switched the plug to the other side of the outlet and the popcorn popped.
I gave them the bag of popcorn as a parting gift along with a fat tip. All that to say, it was a little dicey, but we have lift-off. If you are new here, or if you've just forgotten the timeline - we've been without our micro-drawer since Mother's Day.
*editing to add: Coach, Reg, Curly and I just ate leftovers for dinner. You know, lots of heating up of plates, etc. I looked around mid-meal and laughed.
Me: You guys, we all used Lad's old, college counter top microwave instead of the new drawer. Heck, we could've used dueling microwaves in order to heat up food simultaneously.
Update to the update: I drafted this on Tuesday. On Wednesday I continued to behave like Pavlov's dogs and mostly used the old, counter microwave.
|Coach returning the college |
microwave to the kitchen.
I finally spent a solid 30 minutes cleaning Lad's old college microwave. Coach hauled it down to the basement for me. Now we'd be forced to remember to use our actual microwave drawer.
Coach and I went out to dinner. I told the kids to eat leftovers and tossed a bag of frozen veggies in the micorwave drawer for them.
Five and a half minutes later - the frozen vegetable were still FROZEN. Say what? While we drove to the restaurant, I called ABT. I was transferred three times. Finally I talked to a guy whose mind was blown by my situation.
Remember how the install guys thought there was something wrong with the outlet? And I was blond enough to believe their blondness? This guy on the phone pointed out that this was not a sign that the outlet was bad. If the outlet was bad the microwave would not have gotten any power. DUH.
Not like a mircowave is going to say YO, NOT ENOUGH POWER TO MAKE ME HEAT THINGS UP, I CAN USE THIS POWER TO TURN ON AND OPEN/CLOSE.
The guy said he'd send someone out on Friday.
An ABT guy named Ray showed up Friday morning. This is the guy who came to our house to fix our forever failing fridge drawers back in '17 & '18. They broke about a dozen times in a year and a half. Remember? Ray's pratcially family. He was happy to see me, but blown away by the microwave saga.
|Happy Halloween. |
Sesame Street costumes circa '14
Then he told me what to do with my hood. I just needed to hit a reset button by holding down a button. It has a built in timer to let me know it's time to clean the filters. Just like that, I got two appliances up and running.
Have you had a blond encounter that you fell for? Who is sad that my broken washer is no longer serving as a laundry sorting table in my bedroom? What have you done out of habit lately?