Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Discovery





Know what I discovered?
If a flying shoe lands on just the right spot, it can make the glass on an oven door shatter. Into pieces. Lots of them.

27 comments:

Mike said...

Right, so can a plastic drinking cup hurled at high velocity by an angry parent. Of course finding out how much the replacement glass cost was better than any anger management course I could have taken.

Kimberly said...

Good heavens. Almost kinda sorta maybe funny when you read you "about me" blurb.

Emily said...

Oh. My. Gosh. And I thought having a clogged sink was bad.

Elizabeth-W said...

Bummer!!! I'm so sorry! Just hoping no one has any little glass slivers.

Amber said...

Wow, brings a new level to painful!

Toni said...

OMG!

Jennifer B. said...

Mike--I'm afraid to find out how much. But at least we won't have to pay for therapy =)

Kimberly--Yeah, that was one time I was NOT going barefoot!

Emily--Clogged sinks ARE bad--especially if company is coming. Hope everything works out. (Order out and eat on paper plates!)

Elizabeth--Thanks, so far so good.

Amber--It could have been worse. We're so lucky no one was hurt.

Toni--You're feeling my pain, aren't you? Time to remodel! (I wish!)

Carrotjello said...

Ah, so will you be searching for a new oven?

No Cool Story said...

I thought the picture was of "money", so I then -obviously- assumed you had discovered some money and were going to give some of it to your bloggy friends. But alas, reality is harsh.

Sorry about the shoe/oven door incident. Sounds messy, not fun and most of all, devoid of money.

Jennifer B. said...

Carrot--I'm not sure. I'm pinching my pennies so I need to find out if a replacement door is an option. I'm seeing lots of crockpot and barbeque meals in my immediate future.

NCS--It does look like money! If I had a dollar for every piece of glass . . .

Karen said...

Your post reminded me of a time I somehow dropped six dinner plates as I was reaching to put them away in the cabinet. It was a bummer. I would have much rather thrown them down to enjoy a good vent then loose them all by mistake! Sorry to hear about your oven window.

Btw... I'm lurker Karen--in case I haven't properly introduced myself. I hope you don't mind that I pop in sometimes. I've been enjoying your blog.

compulsive writer said...

So I won't ask about how the shoe became airborne. But condolences. Shattered glass is even worse than splattered milk.

Justine said...

Someday, ask Kylie about her tripping down her carpeted stairs with an entire case of newly canned salsa. Bad days...

Hope it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

bookworm said...

Wow! I'm sorry about that. I'm glad it didn't hurt anybody. I hope you're able to replace it.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

jennifer: oh, bummer, sorry for you. on a lighter note, you could say the oven door is SOOO clean, you can see RIGHT THROUGH it. okay, not so funny, but trying to bring a smile. i would be so upset if our daughters did that, too. they have destroyed almost of the doors in our home (from kicking and punching and fighting with each other). that is discouraging :(

i, too, thought the picture was money at first.

sorry this happened to you, my cyber sister. take care :)

Jennifer B. said...

Welcome Karen!--Six plates at once? ARGH! Thanks for commiserating. I'm glad you stopped by. Feel free to visit and comment anytime =)

Thanks CW. It wasn't fun.

Justine--What a nightmare! And thanks. Who knows? Maybe I'm one step closer to a new kitchen. Here's hoping.

Thanks Bookworm. Nice to see you again.

Grateful--Thanks, sistah. I like how you look on the bright side.

Rebecca said...

A flying shoe? I guess you have a wall oven then? And I guess that was one of your kids' fault?

Sketchy said...

Oh no! I think I would have been content with out this kind of discovery in my life. Are they going to be able to fix it or do you have to get a whole new oven?

Jennifer B. said...

Rebecca--I won't rat out the culprit but I will say it was an accident and I was not the shoe launcher.

Sketchy--I still have to find out. I guess I'm avoiding it because I'm afraid of what it will cost. We'll see.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Yikes, I'm sorry. I hope no one bled during this incident.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi jennifer b: thanks for telling me that. aren't we better off, in better spirits, when we strive to look on the bright side of things? who wants to be with a "debbie downer" all the time? you like that "debbie downer" thing? i am not referring to friends who go through troubles from time to time, i mean people who are consistently negative and seemingly try to suck the life out of others. that could be a whole post in itself :)

hey, you know what? you were the first cyber chick to call me "sista." i liked that :) i like how you make me smile.

hope you have found something to smile about today girl :)

Wendy C said...

Did someone say crockpot recipes? You know I've been teaching those types for 6 years now, not to mention what you can do in a microwave (quiche, lasagna, strawberry bread, etc, etc)! Maybe its my turn to give you a good recipe!

Jennifer B. said...

Thanks Millie. Thankfully no blood was shed.

Thanks again Grateful. You are good at making me smile

Wendy, YES, YES, PLEASE YES! Send me some recipes. I would be so thankful =)

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

ah jennifer, you are so good to me :) i love it.

happy friday chicka :)

AzĂșcar said...

Ha! This is so something that would happen to me. I think instead of always being grumpy that the cheap oven in my condo doesn't have a window I shall be grateful because I won't ever have to break it.

Jennifer B. said...

Azucar, So kind of you to visit! My wish for you is to be able to live in the house of your dreams with a fabulous double oven that has windows of unbreakable glass.

Queen K said...

Oh, my. Yes. I made a similar discovery about refrigerator shelves.

The weird thing is, I knew it was going to explode a split second before it did. I had removed the shelf so I could wash it--I leaned it against the cabinet, and thought, "wouldn't that be awful if this thing suddenly shattered?"

Kaboom.

There were chunks of glass 8 feet away.

Good thing it was that safety glass stuff.

Sigh.