my toaster oven caught on fire today. apparantly that’s what happens if you leave toast in too long. the funny thing is that i didn’t put them in any longer than i normally do. when i tried to open the door, flames shot out. my smoke detectors were going crazy (it’s good to test them out every once in a while!), and i couldn’t get the stupid fire extinguisher open. i wasn’t smart enough to use the handy little hose attached to my sink (as joe mentioned after the fact. thanks.), so i threw about three glasses full of water on it, putting out the fire and soaking my kitchen. fabulous.

so now i think my toaster oven is dead. i’m not sure, but it’s drenched and has burn marks all over it. i can’t even look in the window anymore. sigh. what is it with us and fires?

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Nanette says:

    (Please tell me you watch The Office.) Cady started the fire! It was always burning since the world’s been turning! Cady started the fire!

  2. cady says:

    hahahaa…that was so freakin funny. i’m picturing dwight and michael singing that.

  3. Joe says:

    Actually, I told you during the fire to use the hose, then you hung up. Just for the record… 🙂

    Let me also add with Nanette… “JFK blown away! Cady started the fire!” You’re the fire girl now. Ha!

  4. Laurel says:

    This is why I don’t use toaster ovens. Somehow, they have too much power for their small size!!

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