Okay, there are many worse disasters in the world, but it still took a lot of energy to resolve. My oven started spontaneously preheating without being on. It first happened in the middle of the night and my husband heard it. It would preheat to the warming temperature which was only 170 degrees, then it would turn off and do it again. It constantly beep, beep, beeped every time it would decide to turn itself on. So we had to turn it off at the circuit breaker.
We lived with it for a couple months by turning off the circuit breaker when we weren't using it. I Googled the problem and felt fortunate it was only to the warming temperature because some people had it spontaneously preheat to the cleaning temperature which is around 900 degrees.
We decided to buy a used range at a thrift shop. Did ya ever have that feeling you made the wrong decision? That's the way I felt when I left the thrift shop, but we didn't have the money to buy a whole new range. The next day I made cornbread muffins and the oven was too hot and totally messed up the first batch and barely made it through the second.
The thrift shop owner was adamant he send his stove guy out and give him the opportunity to fix it. I was really upset about it, but calmed down and agreed to give it another shot. The "guy" was really nice, knew what to do and replaced a part that had not been previously replaced.
I think it's working properly now and I've gotten used to it after cooking on it last week. The biggest test will be Thanksgiving dinner this week, so the jury is still out until after this week. If it works, it stays. I'm not in love with it, but it will be fine for a couple years until we have the money to buy a new one.
To further appease myself, I decided to do some organizing in the kitchen. I'd been looking at magnetic spice holders for a long time and finally found them on sale. So I reorganized my spices and my spice cupboard and hung the spices on my fridge next to the stove.
That's what I need. Cake!