I've noticed the past few weeks that whenever our microwave was done heating something up it'd make kind of a weird 'clunk' sound as it turned off and began cooling down. Then I noticed the dish of margarine I had sitting on the top had melted down quite a bit. Hmmmmmmm.
Last evening Dear Hubby put a packet of microwave popcorn inside to pop. About halfway thru the cycle he yelled, "FIRE!" and the kitchen began to fill up with the most acrid, stinking smoke. Plus the packet of popcorn was in flames inside. I yanked the plug out of the wall and I've never seen Dear Hubby pick something up and toss it outside a door so fast in my life as he did the microwave oven! Windows flew open. Fans were turned on. And several hours later it finally smelled like 'home' again.
Thank goodness we still have a house to call home!