Sunday, August 14, 2011

Good, Bad, and Worse, and Worst

Good - Shucking and blanching another bushel of sweet corn, this time Silver Queen, and preparing a half bushel of tomatoes to be canned as diced tomatoes.
Bad - While pouring 3 gallons of boiling water into the sink so you can clean out the pot it's in and start sanitizing canning jars for the tomatoes, hearing water splashing in the cabinet under the sink instead of gurgling down the pipes.
Worse - Realizing that the water isn't running out onto the kitchen floor, but is running down the back wall into the basement
Worst - Acting without thinking and putting your hand into the stream of steaming corn water to try to force the popped pressure fitted pipe back into place and burning the living daylights out of it.


I'm OK.  My "Oh crap, that hurts" reflex beat out my "Oh crap, I'm flooding the basement" reflex.  A little cold water and some judicious swearing in multiple languages took care of it.  The basement is also OK. The water went into an unfurnished part of the basement and only ruined a bag of charcoal.  a few feet to the right, and I'd have been trying to get corn water out of the couch.


Old NFO said...

Ouch... NOT a fun day! Be careful of the hand for a day or so.

DaddyBear said...

I'm OK. It got bright red for a while, but I got it under cold water and cooled off quickly enough it didn't cook. Hurt like a mother, though.

PISSED said...

Glad your okay.. sometimes the brain doesnt quite react fast enough ;)

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