February 24 Day 718: Anticipation of Accomplishment

I heard a muffled pop in the kitchen. Upon investigation, I found the cracks shown in the image above. The inner window of my oven fractured.

What did I do about it? Nothing. I let the vegetables finish roasting. Turned the oven off and promptly ignored the problem for the next few days.

I eventually checked out the “repair-it-yourself” YouTubes and decided to tackle the problem head-on. It looks far simpler than replacing the drain pump in my washing machine (see July 18 Day 132: Priceless). So I ordered the replacement part and can’t wait to try and fix it.

There is something satisfying about seeing the tangible results of your own handiwork. Don’t get me wrong, proving a new theorem (or submitting an article) is pretty great. But having a working oven without calling in a repair expert is going to be awesome.

Hmm, maybe I should have paid the extra money for two-day delivery. WAIT is truly a four letter word.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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