Good grief.

Good grief.

November 26, 2009

Worst day ever

So, I caught some sort of bug, which isn’t surprising considering all the sick children I’ve been around lately. Wednesday night I watched t.v. on the couch until I fell asleep, which is actually one of my favorite things to do.

All was well until 1:18.

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

Stumbling to the kitchen, I had one of those ‘thousand-thoughts-running-through-your-mind-in-two-seconds’ moments. Do we have a fire alarm? Am I cooking something? Is Lloyd cooking something? Did this happen when Kristi was visiting and she was too polite to tell me? I hit ‘cancel’ on the stove panel and went back to the couch.

3:00.

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

What the what? Stumble, stumble, cancel, cancel. I thought about going up to bed, but I was in my jeans and didn’t want to change into pj’s. Lazily, I went back to the couch.

3:43

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

Grrrr. Cancel.

3:48

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

I am going to kill someone. By this time I have noticed that ‘F-2’ is flashing on the screen, and now I was WIDE AWAKE enough to google it. It’s a sensor issue. I unplugged the stove and went back to sleep in the blessed beep-free quiet.

I wound up cooking our little turkey in the roaster, but couldn’t rely on my cool digital thermometer to tell me when it was done, because it was in cahoots with the stove and showed wildly fluctuating temperatures – all wrong.

See?  It's not cold in here, it's 183 degrees!

Did I mention that I’m sick? Using a roaster and the microwave, I had turkey, stuffing and potatoes ready to eat by lunchtime then shoved it all (uneaten) in the fridge and went back to sleep until 4.

If I feel better tomorrow we’re going stove and thermometer shopping.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Good grief.”

  1. Beth Said on:

    WoooHooo!!! A new stove!!! (Boooo for being sick and broken sensors.)

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  2. Peggy Said on:

    Bummer about being sick…hope you feel better today…and have fun shopping for that new stove…you should get a good Black Friday deal!

    (and maybe this time, don’t get one that cusses at you)

    Reply

  3. Brad Said on:

    If you didn’t use your stove so much, I’d say this was an opportunity to try and go without one for a week or two. Wouldn’t that be fun?

    Reply

  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    You might be able replace the stove’s circuit board for a hundred or so dollars (?) less than a new stove will cost and avoid adjusting to a new kitchen resident. 🙂

    Reply

  5. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I’d get the new stove! Sounds like a good birthday/Christmas present.

    Reply

  6. Keren Lowell Said on:

    I have a microwave that bosses me around if I don’t get the cup of coffee or whatever RIGHT NOW!!!! I wish I had a heavy baseball bat sometimes. Get well soon!

    Reply

    • Lauren Said on:

      I felt better today and we went to Sears to look at stoves. When we walked around the store I stopped at the giant punching bag in sporting goods and smacked it a couple of times. THAT is therapeutic, I tell you.

      Reply

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