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  • April 25th, 2009 | 1:51 PM
Why do things like this bug me so much?

I wish my brain worked differently.

We just had a new micowave installed. An over the range one. We had one before but it was ancient and only worked part of the time. I was prepared for it being "new" and "different" but I was not prepared to have it stick out from the wall of cabinets like it does. I have a LOT of cabinets in the kitchen. It used to be a nice, flush, look.

Now I have this.




People tell me I will get used to it. I hope so. I hope I get used to it really, really soon.

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azang
April 25th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Mine is like that. But it was that way from day one. I would have to get used to a change like that too.
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Okay...I feel better that yours is like that and that you would have to get used to it. :) Thanks.
annemariepace
April 25th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
I can't tell you you'll get used to it, but I expect you will.

Every microwave I've ever had (except maybe the first) has been like this.

I don't think most people will notice when they come in your kitchen.
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, it will likely bother me more than anyone else, husband included. I feel shallow for having it bug me but there you go.
beckylevine
April 25th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
This is so me. I would be feeling exactly the same way. But I DO usually get used to it. :)
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not alone in how it makes people feel. I hope I get used to it too. I have a feeling it will be easier to get used to than the white dishwasher. ;)
goadingthepen
April 25th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
I so get that! Me, I would not get used to it. It would drive me crazy! I would be trying to figure out how to cut a hole in my wall and push it back.

Sorry probably no help, but I think what AnneMarie said is true. Most people won't notice it. If I ever visit...I will pretend I don't notice. =P

I can't stand it when my furniture overlaps either.
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Thanks for understanding. That's exactly what I asked the guy, could we cut a hole in the wall to push it back more but then there were venting issues, etc.

I did finally find a kitchen design so that when we can finally remodel, I know what to do, but that's about 5 years down the road. Sigh.
lisa_schroeder
April 26th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Mine is like this too :)
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
Okay, that makes me feel better. Thanks. I just don't do those adjustments well. If I had known going in it was going to stick out would be one thing but this threw me for a loop.

I'll survive. Perspective. ;)
kporterbooks
April 26th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
My hubby is a cabinet designer/builder. And it drives him nuts, but it is how they make them now. We are redoing our cabinets in our house here. When we bought it 1 1/2 years a go, that was the first thing he decided we'd do. He's just figuring out the perfect design.

But yes, it's totally normal although a tad distracting if you're not used to it.
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susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
Thanks, Melodye. I think I am doing okay with it as the night goes on. And I know, when we get the chance down the road, to remodel the kitchen, I know what I'll need to do to take it into consideration. I was just so surprised.
(Anonymous)
April 26th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
I have to disagree with all of you of course, be grateful that you now have a microwave that works. Be thankful that you have so many cupboards in your kitchen. Thank goodness for your doors as well.
I have a microwave that just sits there but it can be used, my kitchen is 21 years old and falling apart, and I have only 2 doors without handles in my whole entire house because I can't afford to replace them. On top of that the drawers don't close properly in the kitchen because they are broken.
Sorry about the novel but it is really only a small thing in the scheme of life.
On top of that I only have half the lights working at the moment because I have to save up for an electrician. (you will get used to it though I am sure)
or else simple buy a different on that fits
susanwrites
April 26th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
We all do the best we can with what we have, don't we? Each of us walks a different path.
(Anonymous)
April 26th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Some more rocky then others -
I just wanted to show people a different side to life -
on a different side of the world !!
onegrapeshy
April 28th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
It would drive me nuts, too, lol, and I'm not a particularly anal person. But I bet I'd get used to it, so maybe you will, too. If not by, say, the end of the year, then screw it! Rip it out and get another one. :)
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