Monthly Archives: July 2013

So, I tried to burn down my house. Again.

I am also convinced that I have early onset Alzheimers.  No, really.  My memory is shot.

Anyway, this is the second time in recent history that I’ve been a menace in my own kitchen.  If you didn’t have the pleasure of reading about the hard boiled egg incident, click here.

Last night, I was innocently searing off a steak on the stove for the youngest spawn when I smelled something off.  I started walking around trying to figure it out, when I saw smoke coming from the oven.  I remembered then the pizza box that I had forgotten before when I turned on broil setting on Hi.  I opened the door and a wall of flames shot out that went half way to the ceiling.

I guess I must have yelled for the spawn, which apparently was a panicky call for help with the fire, and they ran in.  Thank God the eldest spawn knew how to operate the fire extinguisher, because I had a complete and total brain fart.  Way to stay cool in the face of chaos, Mom of the Year.  The fire went out, and flamed back up and then went out.  The smoke was horrific.  We dashed in and out of the house trying to turn on fans and open windows here and there to get it out.  Then we stayed out on the deck until it was tolerable enough to go inside and assess damage…

oven fire aftermath

The Aftermath

oven fire aftermath

Pizza Anyone?

oven fire aftermath

Very funny spawn.

Does anyone have ideas on how to get the smoke smell out of my house?



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