6.26.2008

Kitchen Detonation

Our day first started getting interesting when the utility sink in the garage completely overflowed without any provocation (meaning, the sink wasn't on, etc.).  Then, we realized that the entire contents of the washing machine had drained into it.  The kitchen sink was also backed up, so we realized that we had a problem.  When Richard and David J. came over, we had to put them to work stopping up different sources of water.  Then, we built up pressure to force out the blockage.  
Christopher was manning the hose.  After getting complete directions from Dad, he did a great job.  (Don't you love the face?  Sharpies were a wonderful invention...)
It took two people to hold down one side of the sink... I could hold down my side all by myself... Notice how my dad is the supervisor.   
And now for the real dilemma...

Tonight, as has been the norm recently, we had guests for supper.  Also a frequent occurrence, we were planning on having baked mashed potatoes...  a very, very good side dish. Unfortunately for Kimberly, she cooked them on 425˚ as opposed to 325˚.  Fortunately for Kimberly, we noticed before they were ruined; we quickly retrieved the casserole dish from the oven and placed it on the stove. Around the same time, I was going to start steaming the broccoli, so I turned on the burner.  Unfortunately for me, I turned on the wrong burner!  I turned on the burner where the potatoes were cooling.  The problem?  Pyrex dishes apparently aren't made for stovetops.  Kimberly and I were doing various things in the kitchen when the entire dish exploded into smithereens.  That's right... teeny, tiny pieces and slivers of glass were splattered around the kitchen... in other dishes, in my sugar, etc.  It was a complete and total mess. Kimberly and I, a very good thing for us, were able to see the humor in the situation and, after thanking the Lord that the glass didn't hit us in the face or eyes, found it hysterical... until the cleanup began.  What a mess! Thankfully, my sweet husband, sister-in-law, and David J. were great helps... Christopher and Richard would have been, but they were too busy...  

5 comments:

The Herd said...

That was fun to read! What a time you guys had!! Funny you could see the humor b/c the pictures show it!

Jen said...

I have done that before with the pyrex glass dish! Except mine was full of spaghetti!

Bty, I came from Dawn's blog!

Jenna said...

Oh MY!!! Sounds like you have had some crazy times around there! :)

Tori said...

Oh man, what a mess!!! Those happenings are hard but they make for great memories.

Word to self....No Pyrex on stove top!

Mommy said...

Oh my! You poor thing! I must say that has topped any kitchen disasters I have experienced. LOL!