A large nonfunctioning microwave oven took up precious counter space in our galley kitchen, the kind of kitchen where open work surfaces and functionality reign. So after four months of sitting there, haunting me in its techno-morbid state, J and I took it to Best Buy, from whence it will go to the old electronic devices graveyard. It’s a relief and more space will be freed up by its removal. When I relocate an antique glass flour canister, I will fill it with bread flour from an old coffee can, repurposed to hold said flour. This opens space in a cabinet. Our kitchen is really just a big three dimensional puzzle.