Monday, October 11, 2010

Saturday Morning

Saturday=Sleeping in even just a little! Lay in bed, drink coffee, read or maybe watch a little something on the television. In other words, wake up at our own pace day. Well, sleep in worked out, but the rest was not meant to be! I opened my eyes at around 9 AM, thought WHAT IS THAT SMELL, and bolted out of the bed. The kitchen and living room were filled with smoke! I shouted for Randy...who must have already bolted from the bed too, because he was behind me in a flash. We could barely see the anything, but I made my way to the back door, as he made his way to the kitchen. The microwave was on fire!

It didn't take us long to figure out that Mr. Matthew had decided to make his own breakfast. He took a hot pocket out of the freezer, and popped it in the microwave. I am not sure if he removed the wrapper, not do I have any idea how long it had been cooking. Apparently it must have been a long time, as he obviously got bored and went on back to his room. The microwave got so hot that the breaker flipped, which made the it stop running thank goodness. The fire melted the door. On the inside, the hotpocket looked like a piece of charcoal, and was still glowing. We got the smoke out of the house as fast as we could, but I can still smell it.

We were fortunate in many ways. Things could have definitely turned out another way Saturday Morning. None of our fire alarms went off. They are tested every month...and even tested normal that day. I am not sure why they didn't work, but we have new alarms now. We have a new heavy duty microwave, with a child lock. We have removed the knobs on the stove. Funny, we try so hard to encourage Matthew to do as many things as he is able independently and when he scares the hell out of us.


  1. Good Morning Monica,
    I am so thankful with you that Matthew and you all are safe, and that no major damage was done.
    I read your last post on menopause, and could relate so well. I started menopause when I was 40, and trying to find relieve was a long way in coming, as I could not take HRT. I finally found relieve through herbs.

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Glad it all is ok. What an adventure. Happy Saturday. :)

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  3. Hi Sue, While I would never wish the symptoms of menopause on is comforting to know that others have been there and can relate. I am doing much better! The HRT has the flashes under control. I am taking vitamin B shots and melatonin as Becky suggested and has indeed helped. I still wake up a couple of times a night...but I go back to sleep fairly quickly. I don't want to be on the HRT long term and am interested in a more natural way of getting through this challenging time of life. Which herbs worked for you?

  4. Hey Alex...yeah that was not my idea of a relaxing Saturday! lol

    Hey I am trying your "really good tomatoes" tonight!