Monday, June 4, 2012

Adding a hood microwave, part 1.

We have been talking about adding a hood microwave for forever. We always knew we wanted to, but were waiting for the fateful day when the beast of a microwave/toaster combo we have nuked its last meal.

I bought that thing right after I moved into my first place. It was my pride and joy.

So, since my idols John & Sherry always talk about how amazing the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is, I had been itching to go and check ours out. One day on a random errand/shopping trip we decided to stop by. It wasn't looking to hot. A lot of doors and old junk. I was feeling rather bummed about it until I hear the Mr calling my name from across the warehouse.

Side note here: Clint is an amazing shopper. Maybe I just go too fast or can't focus well enough, but he can always seem to find the most awesome things hidden behind something or tucked into a corner of a shelf that I had just looked right over. Yay for that.

Anywho, I walk over and low and behold there he is standing in front of a black hood microwave. We prefer black appliances over stainless. I was skeptical but excited. We looked it all over, busted out our phones to look up the model and dragged over an extension cord to test it out. It seemed far to good to be true. I figure its gonna be crazy expensive. The new ones were listed for $800, I was sure I was gonna be giving him the big Hell No.

Clint covers the price tag with his hand and tells me to guess. I was being optimistic and said $250. He smiles and moves his hand.
 I look at it.
Figure it must be wrong.
It says $30.
That's not a typo.

Just to be sure there are even a couple other similar ones, same price.

I about danced my way to the register and bought that puppy. I figure even if it only lasts a year we more than got our moneys worth.

It was a good trip. Now for the real fun- installation!

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