Welcome to DC! Doesn't sound like somthing I would do, but I can see the DH doing that in a heartbeat. He forgot to put the pan in the bread machine...that was a mess. Good thing it didn't start on fire (since the element is THERE). He has a Ph.D. in Engineering--go figure. Smarter than the average bear (well, for that matter, the average human), but absentminded! I have to remind him to stay in the kitchen when he's boiling water for his tea...can't tell you how many times he has let the kettle boil dry (or how many kettles we've had over the years). I've put labels on all the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen so he can put things in the "right" spots. I got tired of hunting for things he "shoved" in the first open space he found. Since it didn't register where he put "it," asking him "where's the ..." was of no use. "Huh? I don't know. I saw it, but I can't remember where." And the university awarded him a Ph.D. Hmmpf. I love him anyway, but still...he drives me mad sometimes.