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Sunday, October 5, 2008

FIRE! GAS! "HUBBY!?!"

A very unexpected post and situation, but let me assure you, all is well, except my cook-top. Appliance shopping, here we come! Electric this time.... definitely! House came with a Gas cook-top....

So I am cooking supper this evening, later than usual, have two burner going, go to turn on the third one and it makes a funny noise, so I turn it off. But, it would not turn off, and then I smell gas, and I turn off the rest of the elements...Better to be safe than sorry! Still making a clicking noise as if to lite and element... I'm smelling gas, I'm turning knobs back and forth to find out which is the problem, it keeps clicking.... HUBBY HELP! Of course I am thinking we are going to blow or something terrible like that. He plays with the knobs, nothing will stop...he lifts the little cap off of what we think is the offending burner, and there is the little spark clicking away... still smelling some Gas, and I am worried now! All of a sudden smoke is coming from under one of the knobs... the fire, Hubby runs out for whatever and down the stairs.... I grab a dirty container full of water out of the sink and throw it on the flames.... big mess, still smoking some... DH comes upstairs saying that her turned the gas off to the cook-top, and turns off the electricity.... I took the drawers out from under the cook-top and unplug the damn thing anyway! Turns out that the breaker he turned off what to the oven anyway.... Just what I needed today! NOT! I am sooooo thankful that DH was home!!! I wouldn't have known where to turn off the gas!!!

But now we have a mess to clean up, which DH says leave it! I'm ripping it out and chucking it anyway... ...?... Definitely electric for the next one....

8 comments:

Cecilia said...

Oh my goodness! That is very scary! I'm sure glad you weren't hurt. Have fun shopping for your new cooker. :-) They make some pretty fancy appliances these days.

Quilt Pixie said...

how utterly terrifying! I hate gas in my house -- my palce came with a gas hot water tank and dryer and must admit to being "scared" of both... I do love cooking on gas -- the fine adjustment of heat, but not enough to have a stove/oven!

Hazel said...

Oh wow I was breathless just reading your post ,thank God you are all ok .Even though I know gas is better to cook on I wouldn't have one in my house ,they scare the life out of me .

Gina said...

How awful. I'm glad it didn't turn into anything major

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Julia said...

Oh my goodness..I'm glad you weren't hurt...it will be nice to have a new oven..happy shopping.
Hugs

Joyce said...

How scary was that!!!!!!!! Glad nobody got hurt and a mess was the worst thing.

Darcie said...

Oh my word! Thank God you're both here to tell about it!!! Happy appliance shopping!

Tere Sanders said...

Oh how scary - I'm so glad it wasn't serious and no one got hurt! Time for a new stove!