Surprise Oven Fix

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Posted here April 15, 2022

The oven randomly starts working again

Our oven quit working September 18. A friend looked at it on October 26 and ordered a part online to fix it. The part turned out to be wrong, so he went to Home Depot and got the right one. On November 17 he tried the new part; the oven still didn’t work. Thinking it was a different part, he tried that too, and still the oven didn’t work.

Last night (November 19), just for the fun of it, I turned the oven on to see what would happen. A few minutes later it started getting hot! I turned it off, waited an hour and tried it again; again it fired up and started heating. I went to work for four hours, then came home and tried the broiler: boom, it started heating in 25 seconds.

I’m guessing that it’s like when you get bad gas in your car, and a piece of dirt clogs the gas line, causing the car to sputter and die; did I get something like that in the natural gas that made the oven quit? But perhaps a more plausible explanation is that God was merely testing us, and now the test is over. I believe we passed.

Now I’m done with Facebook, and I’m going to bake something! Have a great day, everyone!

~ Posted at 7:53 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oven really was fixed; it’s a Christmas gift

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The news leaked out that Robert had actually replaced the ignition switch on our oven, then couldn’t tell if it was working because he forgot to turn the gas back on. He had covered the cost of the part, but our friend Carrie said she would pay him for it on our behalf, as an early Christmas gift.