Congratulations are in order! We are the proud owners of a microwave for the first time in nearly two years. Nearly three, if you’d like to be pedantic about it. The last time we had a microwave at our disposal was in the Annapolis apartment. The Oregon house didn’t come with one, and after a few months without it, it became a matter of principle to get by without buying one. But now, a year and nine months later, we have abandoned principle. We have a microwave and the first thing we did with it was reheat tea. Anticlimactic. The second thing we did with it was soften butter because I had a lot of baking to do and I forgot to leave the butter out, and softening butter in a saucepan is really more like melting butter which is not the same thing!
I don’t think we’ve used it for anything else. It’s been a week.
We’re not used to having it.