Thursday, March 27, 2008

When your morning starts THIS good....

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.


  1. I don't know, but it sounds like you need a new toaster to me...sorry.

    It doesn't have to be expensive. They do have $10 toasters at wal-mart.

  2. You should get a new one...Maybe you can "return" it. =)

  3. I say get a new one. Toasters don't seem to last forever, in my experience.

    And the day can only get better from here.

  4. Wow, what a start! Get a new toaster. Water tossed on it and all...having to plug it in....not a great combo.

    I think the day will get better.

  5. Renee'2:58 PM

    Oh my gosh!!! If it started on fire once, ditch it and get a new one. Plus, since you threw a cup of water, I'd worry all the time if I unplugged the darn thing before I left the house and whether it was safe or not. Buy a new one.

  6. Get a new toaster-now that you doused it with water. Who knows where a drop of water might have leaked into and could cause a short. A trip to costo, target or walmart await your presence!


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