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stoveless in Seattle

October 20th, 2009 at 02:59 am

Saving log - $6 tip box
Spending log - $11 lunch
Found money - $0.01 (road)

Saving log - $0
Spending log - $3.88 bagel, coffee + $5 trail mix, salad
Found money - $0.05 (by wastebasket, sidewalk, road, bus floor, Safeway floor)

Deposited my monthly tip box collection - $47. When one pulls out $40 from the ATM, it perhaps is a little strange. Still, saving is saving.

When I got home I expected a round roast dinner. Instead, I got a taken apart stove. DH filled me in. He turned on the stove and the element caught fire. He called the fire department, who told him how to trip the fuse to the stove and disconnect the element so it would cool off. He called the landlord - fingers crossed that it is done and should be replaced. I've cooked a lot of great meals with the stove but it came from the 70's and behaved like it was 70. Touchy, in other words. Now... whose stove do we borrow?

7 Responses to “stoveless in Seattle”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    hehe. we can be stoveless together Smile

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Love the post title! Glad the issue with the stove was not more serious. I've had a kitchen fire before and its not pleasant. Hope your landlord comes through with a new stove soon.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Won't the landlord provide a new stove?

  4. clip2savemore Says:

    I too love the title. Do you use Freecycle? You can't beat free. Smile Sometimes appliance stores might have trade ins in the back. It doesn't hurt to ask. We also have a thrift store around here that carries used appliances.

  5. baselle Says:

    In Seattle, the lack of a stove in a rental defines the rental as uninhabitable. So yep, the landlord has to respond to your call within 24 hours. Then fix or replace it within 72 hours.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Not a fun situation to come home to. Hope you get a new stove! Smile

  7. GrimJack Says:

    Not a pleasant thing to be home for either, one would imagine.

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