Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Goodbye old friend

Goodbye my favorite toaster.  
You served me well for over 42 years.
 You became my friend as a wedding gift from my aunt Betty and uncle Wimpy (god rest their souls). 



But today as much as I'd like to blame you for the loss, I can only blame myself. 
Note to self - do not leave the toaster on and leave the house for 45 minutes! 




The wires are toasted. Pun intended.



 It was so hot when I came in the paint was bubbling off. The toast inside was in ashes. 




As much as I hate parting with my toaster, I hate it even more parting with my beautiful counter top.

It was then that we had no choice but to open windows and blow the inside 73.9 degree, smoky air out, and pull some 104.1 degree air inside.

Excuse me now, I need to finish toasting my bread using my camper toaster. 
Baked chicken wouldn't be good without made from scratch dressing. 


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's souls Patti, unless you were blessing their feet. I'm just being a Renn's Addition smarty. LOL Could you keep the toaster and do your magic with it. Paint it pretty and display it.....little plants growing out of it etc. Luv and Hugs!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh nooooo! Kitchen appliances don't last me that long - we've been through a lot of toasters in 33 years. Truth is, they don't make 'em like your old toaster friend anymore ;( RIP toaster! -T

Carla K said...

Lucky your house didn't catch fire! Bet your new one won't last this many years.

Anonymous said...

Hey I like that idea of recycling the faithful toaster who stood by you for so many years. Its too bad it had to make a permanent reminder on that nice counter :( Guess you get to go shopping:)

Doreen said...

Toasters......how can 1 last "forever" and the next hardly long enough to discard the box!!!! We were in the same 'boat' not that long ago. Our old one was by a company (Salton) that's not around anymore. Was a single lo-o-ong slot...loved it for the homemade artisan bread loaves/slices. Sprung for an expensive one and just sent that one back to be replaced. Using a really old one now, but may get the toaster/oven from the camper! Feel your pain (except for the counter top..ouch!).

Daddy Bub said...

Oh my!!! Sorry for your counter top, but 42 years??!!! That is CAH-razy! Wow! They don't make them like they used to. That's for sure! I liked the idea about decorating it and growing plants or something out of it. That'd be cute. ;)

Daddy Bub said...

GAH! It's me... Brandi. DB is apparently signed in on my computer. LOL.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Yikes, I can't believe your toaster lasted that long! I'm sorry for the counter damage . . . hope you enjoy your next toaster for as long!

Zoey said...

Oh, dear, what a mess. Sorry for the damage.

Here is another coincidence: I had an Uncle Wimpy, too!

GerryART said...

Gad, Patti, things could have been a whole lot worse. Thank God everything is relatively safe.
btw, the rest of the story
regarding the pincushion exchange -
the box that your pincushion from Betty came in was made by me to hold a gift I made her a couple of years ago. :*)

Down On The Farm said...

Your toaster was 42 years old? Wow!! I can promise your next toaster won't last that long. they don't MAKE them to last that long! Our microwave oven is 26 years old, and my vacuum cleaner is 16 years old. But they got NUTHING on your toaster :0! Have a great day and STAY COOL and PRAY FOR RAIN!!!

Lise said...

They sure don't make toasters like they used to...good thing the whole place didn't burn down!

Deanna said...

Somehow I missed this post. Oh my goodness! Your poor toaster. Your poor countertop!