Guess what -- it was easy. Way easier than I would have thought it would be. Other than reheating leftover Chinese food for six people. I haven't figured that one out yet...or maybe we need to eat more yummy takeout so I can get more practice. I also don't like that heating leftovers in the oven heats up the house. That's probably my biggest complaint at this point. Once the weather cools down, that'll be less of a problem.
I'm sure we'll replace the microwave at some point, probably sooner rather than later, but I'm not in a big hurry. (It's not like the oven element that burnt out last week. That sent me into a panicked meltdown as I tried to figure out how to cook for a family of six with three burners, a crock pot, and a rice cooker.)
But for now, I can do without it. I just won't be able to use that melt and pour soap I've got in my craft stash, or try any of those cute cake-in-a-mug recipes I've stumbled across on Pinterest.
I love this woman's post about her kitchen. Go read it -- it'll make you love your kitchen, too. The same day I found that post, I found another one by a woman who didn't think she could survive until she saved up for a new dishwasher. I live in a house that's almost a hundred years old and has never had one. Or a garbage disposal. I've got to admit that if I could add anything to my kitchen (except for that replacement oven element), I'd go for the garbage disposal. I hate picking out itty bitty pieces of ceral that have clogged the drain.
Now, if the sewing machine breaks, that is getting fixed as soon as humanly possible. Kitchen appliances are a completely different priority list.