Thursday, March 21, 2013

Gotta love those senior moment!!

On Tuesday of this week Julie and had plans to go out for a nice dinner. When I got home from work it was time to the make lunches for the next day, have a shower and feed the cat. To have all this done before Julie got home meant we could just head out for dinner once she got in.  It was a nice dinner and we took our time relaxing and talking. It was shaping up to be a great evening until we came home and our neighbour called out to us..."I think I hear smoke alarms going off in your place" As we got to the front door I could hear them and then it HIT ME...one of the steps to making our lunches was to boil some eggs!!! I forgot 6 eggs that were on the stove cooking on hi. The house was full of smoke, no fire, cat was hiding under the bed and all six eggs exploded and were EVERYWHERE!!!
I will say Julie was very understanding but I was very very upset with myself!! So no radio at all for the next week or so as I have to do some major cleaning! Our insurance has a deductible of 1,000 and I figure I can get things back to normal for 1/8 that cost. Lesson learned I am now looking for an automatic egg steamer that cooks the eggs and then turns off on it's one if I happen to have another senior moment.

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  1. Hi Mike, OMG, lucky you didn't have fire. That's the most worse nightmare. 73 Paul

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    1. Good evening Paul, yes we were very lucky that it was only smoke. Now I have to work at getting rig of the smoke smell. That is going to be my job this weekend and my Friday off as well.
      Have a good weekend
      Mike

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  2. Thank God it wasn't worse. I think about that in my USA QTH, an old Victorian house turned into 6 apartments. Senior and junior tenants. Six-times the possibility of a disaster.

    Cleaning won't be fun but beats rebuilding.

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    1. Good evening Dick, on Friday I am going out to purchase an automatic egg cooker that auto shuts down when the eggs are done.
      Mike

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  3. Hello Mike, good to see that you and Julie were lucky. We have a egg boiler with a timer that makes a lot of noise. hi. 73, Bert

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    1. Good afternoon Bert, I ordered an Oster egg cooker from Amazon. It has an auto shut off on it!! Yes we were very lucky that nothing major happened. I have been cleaning all weekend. Starting to smell a bit better in the house now but not totally gone yet.
      Mike

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  4. Thank goodness everything was ok, as it really could have been a lot worse. I remember one time doing something similiar with boiling water, then forgetting about it. Just happened to notice the flames before it got serious.

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    1. There were no flames with this mess just smoke that got through the whole house. Lots of fun trying to clean the smoke smell from the home.
      Mike

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  5. Hello Mike,

    I'm in NY now and just read the blog. Sure glad it didn't develop into a fire and glad the animals were safe. The senior years can be a bit scary. Glad you bought a new automatic egg boiling machine.

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    1. Good morning Dick, yes the automatic egg boiler is on it's way from Amazon! In the big picture all is ok except the smell in the house which I am slowly getting rid of.
      Mike

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