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Old 10-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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A Wise Person Once Said (but I didn't listen)...

A wise person once said...

If you want to avoid overheating your house (or burning it down), do not leave a pan on the stove with the burner on, for many, many hours through the night and day.

It is a wonder I didn't burn the house down during the night. Yep, after I served our supper last night, I put the pan back on the [electric] burner and didn't notice it until this afternoon. I had even left a plastic spoon in it. It melted the back of the spoon just a bit (I am surprised it didn't do worse). Fortunately, the burner was on low-med and not high. I'm not lying--I immediately looked up the early signs of Alzheimer's.

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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Scary stuff Barbara! I'm glad nothing worse came of it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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Eeks! So glad it turned out OK!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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Oh! I'm so glad you are ok!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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Good heavens Barbara, what were you thinking?
I'll have to come there and beat on ya.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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Actually I'm a little relieved to know I'm not the only one who does stuff like that. I once went away for an entire weekend and left the oven on.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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Good heavens Barbara, what were you thinking?
I'll have to come there and beat on ya.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:35 PM   #8
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Hi my name is Aunt Bea, and I left the oven on for three days!
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #9
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Thank you Steve and Aunt Bea! I don't feel so alone!
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #10
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Oh my lord, you are all making me nervous. 3 days, an entire weekend... Ok so I have burnt my stove covers to a crisp at least 5 times...

(For the record I hate stove covers but my stove is ugly and old so they are solid black covers )
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