Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Malfunctioning Microwave Mathematics

It will come as no surprise, I'm sure, when I tell you that the Stone Age Techie microwave is from the... well, it's ancient.

It's got to be at least 8 years old, and up until recently, has worked like a charm. But a few weeks ago, the middle numbers on the keypad died, leaving us with no zero, then no 2, no 5, no 8.

When it was just the zero, it was no big deal - I could figure out how to get around it pretty easily. Need 3 minutes? Okay, hit 2:59. But then the 2 and 5 went, and so you can see how complicated it's gotten.

Hopefully, the rest of the keypad will keep working; a whole new dimension has been added to microwaving, even involving Luke in mental computation as he tries to figure out how long to microwave popcorn, or tea, or reheat frozen muffins.

It'd be a shame to have to buy a new one, just when we were having so much fun with this one!

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