Thursday, October 14, 2010


I bought pears. Lots and lots of pears. 65 pounds of pears to be exact. The plan? Can them. Make pear sauce and can that too. And anything else pear related I could think to make and can.

Except my stove seems to be on the fritz, which is really messing with my ability to can anything. We had a cleaning crew come the other day for a "once over" fall cleaning. When the gal was done cleaning my (gas) stove it was making a weird clicking sound, like the kind of sound it makes when you turn it on but not far enough to ignite the burner.

Cleaning gal was perplexed. This had never happened to her before. A quick internet assured me that was normal, that sometimes when all the parts get wet during cleaning it will click nonstop. Best thing to do is unplug, let dry for a while, then plug it back in.

Worked like a charm.

Except that 45 minutes after the plugging back in part I heard a hum, followed by a POP, a spark and a smoking stove knob. I quickly unplugged the stove again and haven't dared to plug it back in. Husband will look at it when he comes back from his trip.

In the mean time, anyone want some pears? Because I've got them. Lots and lots and lots of them.

1 comment:

  1. Mom: Would you like a pear?
    Me: Sure!
    Mom: We don't have any.

    Now I know who to call.