Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Life Without a Microwave

I survived 4 weeks without a microwave! Can you believe it, me the modern-invention-loving, “I’ll only go camping if I can have a hot shower every day” girl roughing it without a microwave for 4 whole weeks?! I feel like I should be awarded a merit badge or something!

Do you know what is really weird? I hardly missed it! It was not at all like the month without a dishwasher that I had a year ago, that was sorely missed MANY times a day. Mostly with the dishwasher I missed not having a place to hide the dirty dishes while they were waiting to be washed. I often thought about still using the dishwasher as a holding cabinet for the dirty dishes, but it just seemed wrong to load the dishwasher, unload dirty dishes and hand-wash them! Anyway it was a terrible series of episodes with a company our home warranty contracted with and their ability to more than two times order the wrong parts!

I digress, back to the microwave, I actually did not even call the repair company until 3 ½ weeks in. I just didn’t get around to it, so obviously the pain of microwave loss was not that unbearable!

Did you know you can make nearly everything on the stove? This was news to me! Reheating leftovers? Just throw them in a pan and turn on the burner for a few minutes! Popcorn? All you do is put some oil and those kernels in a pot with a lid and it POPS in like less time than the microwave and no burnt popcorn smell permeating the house for days after! Amazing!


  1. LOL your last paragraph was great! We've been without a microwave for a few years now. I miss it for popcorn, but not much else. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've enjoyed reading yours for a little while now.

  2. Wow! It is amazing how much we rely on things sometimes, but then when I see how people can live without them it doesn't seem so bad. :D

  3. Did you or your kids ever do AWANAs? You should get a jewel for your vest as a reward for no microwave!

  4. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a COMMENT! I love those! You have a wonderful site here, I laughted at the microwave experience. It's so sad how we become dependent on these things and forget there might be another way to do something. Just try taking my cell phone away from me - ha!

    Best wishes,


  5. Oh, the patience you have to use when reheating on the stove!

  6. Maybe I'll go on a microwave strike just to see if I can do it! :)


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