Sunday, July 27, 2008

Deja Von't

'Sale' items aren't always what they should be, and I am now bearing the brunt of a Black and Decker, obviously returned, shiny new iron with the (you know the name if you're a knitter; their needles don't stink)"Inox" stainless steel soleplate. It is exactly the same as the other one we own, except this one has a somewhat defective temperature dial. It doesn't want to go past 2, and no amount of fiddleling with it will loosen it up. Great. I'm not going to sound the least bit crazy as I stand at the returns counter, iron in hand, explaining that my husband mistakenly bought me a frigid, possibly gay, appliance. The proof? Well, it's uptight and doesn't want a girl touching it's knob.
Yep. That one will probably get me a security-guard escort right out of Target.

Herr Becher, the wonderful man who was so willing to stop and buy me a new iron on his way home from work this afternoon, has been able to force the knob dial around to the six, which is the high heat setting that I use for all my patchwork-pressing needs. Tomorrow will be the real test of it, but the receipt is at the ready just in case "Mr. Frigid" tries to burn the place down or scorch my fabric.

p.s. This is for all of you who aren't Melly, because she's already gone and spoiled her humpigs. The healthy ratio of water to sugar is 3:1. Boil it, cool it, and it'll keep nicely in the feeders without getting scummy. Not that it'll have a chance. It's guaranteed to turn hummingbirds into humpigs in no time. You'll be cursing the entire avian population as you drag yourself into the grocer's for more sugar. Do yourself and the humpigs a favor and stock up on sugar now.

4 comments:

bakerchick103 said...

I just recently discovered your blog, and I must say, you're posts are so freakin' funny! I love it!

Thimbleanna said...

You're a very bad girl Cami -- that's why we love you so much!

I wish that sugar/water ratio would bring some hummingbirds to our feeder , but the Hawks are scaring everyone off these days. I've loved watching them, but I hope they don't take up permanent residence!

Rachelle said...

Hey, look at the bright side, it could be one of those ones where you just barely TOUCH the knob and all of a sudden steam is pouring out. That's worse, if you ask me.

Truly, IMHO, having to work a little extra for more heat is better than the thing going nuclear with no more than a casual look.

Uh...we're still talking about irons, right?

gaylen said...

You crack me up. I so need to move closer. I need to call you - I had a meltdown on Saturday and almost packed a suitcase and bought a ticket. But I don't have an airplane approved carrier for Beau. Plus you never actually said I could bring him. g