Here is the question:
Is it every ok to ask someone what they paid for something- let's narrow that something and say it's housing or a big ticket item?
I'd like to know your thoughts. I will come back another post and give you my thoughts.
Oh, and for those of you following along on Twitter, we were able to stop the oven from smoking (by turning the oven off of course). Opening the windows and turning on all the vents in the apartment helped remove the smoke before it could set off any alarm. We called the front desk and asked about the cleaning cycle (doesn't that heat the oven up super hot, and wouldn't that make the smoking start again?). They sent up two maintenance guys, who made sure we hadn't done anything serious to our oven. Those two folks were very nice and tomorrow they are sending up someone who can do a solid scrape and clean job on the oven. I doubt that at 8.5 months I could handle the chemicals or the bending/reaching to get it done, so that is very nice.
So it worked out. Except that I didn't get to bake the cookies. I froze the dough in our usual 4-5 piece cookie dough logs and we'll bake up a log during the week.