Monday, December 08, 2008

A miracle has occured!

A miracle has occurred at my house - I left the toaster plugged in last night for the ENTIRE night and my house did NOT burn down. It was a bold step for me, testing the toaster like I did and leaving it plugged into the wall for that long, but I figured it was worth the test. I can rest assured and sleep well knowing that if I perhaps forget one morning to UNPLUG that toaster, that it will probably not burn my house down. But I will still continue to unplug it quickly after every use, but just knowing that if I forget, things will be okay in my sweet little head.

When we were little my dad scared my sister Tori to death with the hand mixer and a carrot. He showed her what would happen to her poor little fingers if they got in the way of the 2 circling mixers by using a carrot and apparently scaring the soup out of her. I was there for the demo but I am not petrified of hand mixers like Tori is. Tori may have been there for the 'toaster talk' my mom gave me when I was younger but I doubt it stuck in her head like it did mine. My mom told me that once when she was little, she, or someone in her family left the toaster plugged in and the wall caught on fire. She was blamed for the episode and has passed onto her dear daughter Rachel the fear of leaving a toaster plugged into the wall. I figure since my house has been electrically wired in the last 10 years things are pretty safe here, compared to whenever my grandma's house was wired! But still, when you come over, my toaster will not be plugged in.

11 comments:

Krista said...

Okay. I can sleep easier tonight knowing that someone else does this. My parents have always kept the toaster unplugged and I guess they passed it on down to me.

Epperson Family said...

I thought maybe this post was about the miracle that your husband took you to dinner tonight! You will have to post about that too! I have never thought to unplug the toaster, maybe I better start!

mom said...

GOOD JOB!! Yes, i was blamed for that episode,, and it has stuck with me all these yrs,,,but then that house was probalby wired in 1930.
I guess parents pass down their paranoid ideas,,,,,,(wonder what your kids will inherit,,,,LOL)

Tori said...

Do you really have to publish our weirdness for the world to read?!
Just kidding--if people haven't figured it out yet that's their own problem.

How about this---is your vanilla extract still in its box? how about your hand mixer (the finger-eating death mixer)? Yeah, mom rubbed off on us--that's for sure!!

Anonymous said...

I threw my handmixer box away when we finally moved to this house, but my vanilla, maple, almond, etc are still in their boxes.
Krista, thanks for making me seem a little less crazy!
And yes, the other miracle was that Matt and I went out to eat ALONE last night - baby sitter and all at our house! Miracles are happening!

Lisa said...

That is a great quirk!

Lisa said...

Lisa is actually me. I'd been logged into my sister's blog and forgot to log out. Oops agian!
Jenn Bosshardt

mom said...

Girls, Girls, Girls,
You both have daughters,,,, and all i can say is,,,,"your day is coming",,,,,LOL LOL

Michael and Cassie said...

I do the same thing! My grandpa or someone's house caught on fire from the toaster....so I'm very picky about that! It's just not safe! Haha! Love ya Rachel!

Adree said...

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Jenny said...

I don't think I have ever unplugged my toaster! Even to empty the crumb tray. Does anyone empty their crumb tray?

BOXES REALLY!

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