We knew we were on borrowed time. Many of our neighbors long ago gave up and just replaced the stoves that came with our houses. Seems Whirlpool had a bum batch of stoves back in the day.
Last year we fixed it.
This year we decided we'd just skip the multiple repairs thing and get a new one.
We found out that the oven had given up the ghost on Wednesday night. Emma had to make a "French meal" for French class. She chose quiche. Emma, being heat phobic, was tortured at the thought of putting the quiche into the oven. If she could have swathed herself in asbestos, she would have. VERY carefully and with as much distance as she could possibly muster, she set the quiche on the very edge of the pulled out oven rack. I told her to put it into the middle. She was horror stricken. It's HOT!!!
Fed up I went to do the task for her and show her it was FINE.
Well... yea.... she wasn't gonna get burned from that oven, that was for sure. Stone cold.
We pressed the fancy schmancy toaster oven into service and baked the quiches one at a time (there were two).
I declared the oven broken.
The Mr. futzed with screwdrivers, matches and much turning on of the gas. After which he very confidently declared that "something is wrong".
Thank God I have him around. I would have come to that conclusion without trying to blow up the house. This, apparently, is a critical step.
New stove/oven has been ordered.
Easter morning's baked eggs? Didn't have 'em. Easter dinner's ham? Still in the fridge. Although Jean did say we could go down to the shop and cook it there (where we bought the new stove). Instead we kluged the baked eggs together in a single dish that would fit into the toaster oven and had that for dinner. Our first new stove meal will be the ham. Which is fine... cause it still feels too early for Easter.
Which is why it never occurred to me to look for hot cross buns at the store. Which means I missed them completely this year.
Oh well. My patookus doesn't need anything else to work off at the gym.
New stove.... five burners, double oven from Valley Oak Home Appliance Center. It's all good..... inconvenient, but good.