Our toaster started on fire this morning.
That's right, not a little crumb smoking -- a full fledged, flames leaping out of the toaster kind of fire.
Of course, I saved my kitchenaid mixer (it's partner in crime on our counter) first and then I was like "HOW DO I PUT IT OUT -- do I safe the children?" Seriously, I've had too many fire safety classes at the hospital (Rescue, Activate, Contain, Extinguish). As for me, I filled up Drew's empty cup and poured water on it....
We were all saved.
But, now I am left with the toaster, which Drew decided started on fire because I hadn't adequately cleaned the crumbs out of. I do empty it's little crumb tray every now and then, but perhaps I need to bang it on the garbage upside down.
And now, my tightwad tendencies are screaming at me -- SAVE THE TOASTER, you don't want to spend your entire household budget on a new one!!!
So, my question to you, my fine blog readers, do I save the toaster, do you think it's OK? Or, do I throw it away and make a trip to Costco?
So, if the day starts like THAT? Does it go up, or continue to spiral downwards? I await the answer with baited breathe.