Our 22-year-old microwave bit the dust this week, and today we got a new one. As always happens when I get something new, I start looking at everything around it with a critical eye. I'm now thinking that old, impossible-to-get-clean-anymore toaster oven's days are numbered... Also, I'd be lying if I said the idea of an entire kitchen makeover hadn't crossed my mind. Actually, that idea has crossed my mind every year since we moved in here. In 1997.