No pictures today, since there was little progress today. This morning, I did glue a couple more strips of siding to the shack before we headed out shopping. Shopping took the whole afternoon.
Wednesday evening, our microwave oven quit working as a microwave, and transformed itself into a noisy producer of bad odors. We had to haul it outside, open windows, and turn on the fan to get rid of the smell of fried electronics. And I had to figure out how to finish heating dinner. The next day, Ed told me he had heard on the news that microwave ovens are no longer considered a necessity. I can live without a cell phone (ranked higher as a "necessity"), but I cannot imagine daily life without a microwave oven. When I cook, I often cook for 4 and we save half for the next day. Some things just re-heat better in the microwave. Anyway, we now have a new microwave oven, and we found it at the 7th store we visited. We checked 4 stores in town, then 3 stores in a town 35 miles away. We also bought some new shirts for Ed at a store that is closing. We got a pair of socks for me. Like I need more socks. Then we went to the pet store and picked up a 6-month supply of cat litter (refills are cheaper than new tubs of litter, but are not an option at our local store), we stopped for lunch/dinner, then we came home. (Tonight, we will probably watch a DVD and eat microwave popcorn.) Overall a good day, but I didn't get much time to work on my shack!
Today's favorite tool: purse-sized tape measure, for measuring microwave ovens in stores