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Jan. 23rd, 2005 @ 05:35 pm I feel so manly.
As faithful readers know, our oven died. So I bought the new igniter. It came Thursday and I installed it today. I had to take apart the whole bottom of the oven to get to it, take out the old one (which had a crack in its porcelain base, which was good to see because it made it likely it was broken), crimp the old connectors to the new igniter, put it in, and put it all back together, remembering how all the parts go, and doing it in the right order so that everything fits together. And I had no screws left over.

It works.

I know, I fix computers all the time, I'm a veritable management problem solver as well, but there's something about fixing an appliance--a gas-burning appliance at that--that feels so relatively primal. Hands on sheet metal, heat and fuel and electricity. Grrr.

Perhaps I'll make a quiche for dinner tonight.
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From:mrfantasy
Date:January 23rd, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)

Re: I feel so manly.

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I ended up making a frittata (an onion and potato frittata to be precise.) I did not use the oven, I used the broiler which has its own burner and own igniter. It was a tasty frittata.

I'll use the oven another day.
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From:mrfantasy
Date:January 23rd, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Whenever I'm in the Seattle metro area, sure. If you want to buy my plane ticket. . . I'd suggest paying for a real repairman.
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From:caniswolfie
Date:January 23rd, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Do you mean quiche or refrigerator pie?
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Date:January 23rd, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)

That was the plan

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Turns out we didn't have enough cheese. I can't make a quiche without cheese. I had frittata reciped without cheese (although it would have been better with cheese.)
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From:angryjonny
Date:January 24th, 2005 08:00 am (UTC)
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hey, congrats!

There's nothing more satisfying that repairing something by yourself and having it work.

Except when you repair something by yourself only to have it explodes in a spectacular manner. It might not as satisfying for you, but it certainly is more satisfying for those observing the repair in progress