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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Keeping Track of Purchases through Blogging

In Canada, we've only replaced our microwave oven one other time. Our initial one buzzed, sparked, and popped one day. We replaced that afternoon with a trip to the Walmart in Queensborough. That was in January 2007.

Replacement Microwave Oven

This time a replacement was longer in coming. Since we switched over to silver appliances a few years ago, I thought the former white microwave should be retired. Not so long ago, I went to heat up a mug and hit the glass turntable just right (or wrong) enough to chip its edge. Jay, ever the practical guy, maintained it was still working okay and used tape to ensure the sharp edge would not cut. The last straw, in my mind, was when the motor that rotates the food groaned in a peculiar way. It did seem to completely recover.

Yet, when at the uptown Walmart, I noticed one which would be a perfect replacement. Our counter space is at a premium, so I walked around with a tape measure in my pocket for a while. I've taken to continue that practice as one never knows when I may come across something which needs to be measured! This 1.3 cu ft Panasonic is exactly the same width and height. It is a tad deeper but works swimmingly.

Importantly, it was marked on sale! That is always the kicker for cheapskates like myself. When we did roll the cart to checkout, we found that this particular one was not discounted. I think, perhaps, only the white ones were supposed to see the reduction. Of course, after checking out the mislabeled shelf, the manager did allow me to take advantage of the $30 discount.

I hope this new oven manages to last at least a dozen years as well.


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