Finally after I'm not sure how many months, since mid-summer anyways, this:
Does not look like this anymore!
Hurray! After much delaying, and procrastinating, and a little more delaying, we have finally replaced the microwave.
A little back story: Ours, rudely, died outta the middle of nowhere. No warning. No weird sounds, no flickers, nothing. Just no heat. So we (I) swore a little, possibly more than a little, and proceeded to delay. Then Grandma moved in...with her microwave! Paving the way for me to delay some more. THEN, her microwave died in a fit of internal lightning. I silently thought that maybe I would actually have to cough up the money and replace my microwave. However, my mom showed up with possibly the oldest microwave left in the free world, and after scrubbing it and disinfecting it (like only my mother could), we used that.
Why did I finally get off my butt and get a new microwave? Well, as much as these things take time, as in, I need to make sure I 'like' it before I buy it, I just wanted my damn counterspace back! How did people survive without over the range microwaves!?!?!
On the upshot, I have one more thing to add to my 100 Things Before Spring pile: