Over the past few months, the small appliances in my kitchen have slowly been dying off. While we fixed the Kitchen Aid (although it still sounds funny), the toaster, microwave, blender, and immersion blender met their demise and haven't been replaced.
I didn't mind, really. It meant less stuff in the kitchen and I managed just fine with out. I did, however, joke that I would soon be cooking over the open fire if anything else decided to bite the dust.
Apparently, the appliance gods missed the joke part of it all.
I didn't really want a fire in my oven.
Or an oven with an inability to stop heating.
At least we'll be warm this winter!