Hmmmmm ... hamster made the wheel turn ... brain cells kicked into gear ... got to thinking. ("Warning, danger, Dr. Smith!")
Something told me to go dig the bag of goo (leftover from the loaf of bread I attempted to bake on Tuesday) out of the backyard trashcan ... guess what I found on that partially baked loaf of bread / goo ... THE BLADE TO MY OL' TRUST HITACHI BREAD MACHINE!
I suspect my dog-sitter / house-sitter took it off the kitchen counter and just popped it into the bread pan inside the machine without putting it on the 'pin'.
( Insert cries of joy here!
Fortunately, I had never used the new Sunbeam bread machine I bought Tuesday afternoon I and had kept all the box, packing, etc. It will go back to Wally-Mart this coming Monday morning.
So ... y'all feel free to slap me up the head ... throw old crusty loaves of bread at me ... or some other deserving punishment ... goodness knows, I deserve it!!!