**Winners are: (Picked By Sam)
#33 – Deb
#10 – Teresa
About a month ago, we started having troubles with our stove. The elements for the burners worked intermittently. Usually a jiggle or nudge to the element would fix the problem and cooking would commence. Then one night after dinner, while I wiping down the stove, I was electocuted. BIG time electrocuted, the electricity went up one arm and down the other. I grabbed the counter top to catch my balance and the finger that touched the counter first was burnt and blistered. It was painful and scary and the arch of electricity actually was powerful enough (and hot enough) to sodder the metal element to the edge of the burner, virtually instantaneously. I could smell fire and burning and could ‘taste’ electricity in my mouth. OH yeah, and FLAMES … a 6″ flame shot out of the burner area.
Needless to say, we unplugged the stove and I refused to go near it. I then started calling Electrolux the maker of our Kelvinator Stove/Range for assistance. I have called repeatly … NOTHING (Electrolux, if you read this … our stove was only 5/6 years old, it is unusable (dangerous) and it electrocuted me – you need to respond to my calls).
Mr. MommyKnows decided Saturday, after a full month of “NO” cooking in our house, it had to end and went out and purchased a new stove, fridge (they should match right?) and a big screen TV (his birthday gift from me). I find kitchen appliances (and TV’s) totally boring and was intent on making Electrolux send me a new one, so I didn’t go shopping, I could careless as long as they work, we can afford them and I am not Electrocuted during maintenance. AND I was sort of enjoying the no cooking (I hate cooking).
As we adults worked to get all of our new appliances set-up and running, the kids decided to build a fort outside using the HUGE boxes the stove and TV arrived in. I vaguely remember, giving my “OK” to a request for a steak knife! Bad move …
Sam ran in the back door crying the ‘really hurt’ cry (you know versus, the ‘not really hurt cry’) and Lizzy was right behind him hollering, “SAM’S HURT. SAM’S HURT”! I felt sick … I yelled at Mr. MommyKnows, “OH GOD, the STEAK KNIFE … YOU DO IT! YOU DO IT!”
So he did, letting me know right away it wasn’t too bad, but there was blood everywhere! I didn’t quite believe him (about it being not so bad), there was a LOT of blood –> it was up the back stairs, down the hall way (floors and walls), in two of the bedrooms and of course all over the bathroom (floors, sink, door, mirrors). Sam, after cutting the tip of his finger (pretty small cut) did the ‘I hit my finger with a hammer shake’ with his hand and shook blood everywhere!
Once Mr. MommyKnows assured me it was safe to look, I tiptoed my way through the bloody mess (with my camera), unlike Georgia who smeared the ‘juice’ around with her white socks.
I decided I should take a real close look. Oooo … it looked pretty deep, I wondered out loud if we should take him for stitches.
Show us your finger now Sam …
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