Stuff Explodes in the Desert

The Mister walked into our room the morning after our 80’s party and said, “Something smells burnt in the kitchen.” Thinking that I had forgotten to turn off the oven (again… so bad, I know!) I asked him to check the oven. “I did,” he said. “That’s not it.” A wave of relief went over me. After the last time of forgetting to turn off the oven, and letting it uselessly waste gas all night long, I have been very conscientious about turning that dial as soon as I take the goods out.

Being the great investigator that he is, The Mister soon found out the source of the burnt smell:

The inverter that we use to power our American small kitchen appliances and gadgets had set ablaze as we slumbered just a few feet away. The inverter pictured above is the newly replaced version, but the evidence of the previous night’s events is clearly visible on the wall.  I added orange flames for effect.  I’m really good at drawring.

Thank God that the fire wasn’t more serious, that our walls are made of stone, that I don’t have curtains adorning my kitchen windows.

“I suppose we should get some smoke detectors,” The Mister said.  You would think it would have crossed our minds after the last electrical fire.

Don’t bother, The Mister, I’ll just pencil some in using my mad photoshopping skills.  I like to drawr.

5 thoughts on “Stuff Explodes in the Desert

  1. Michelle says:

    Yikes! Close call…had you been living in our silly wood houses you def would have a different story to share! I’m glad you’re all alright! I would love to see drawn on fire alarms.

  2. melissa says:

    just wanted to share this link with you as you’ve been to Paris:

    These are Eiffel Tower earrings. Thought of you instantly 🙂

  3. Sonya says:

    I love the flames. They totally cracked me up.
    Glad you’re ok. You really must stop having these types of adventures!

  4. fiona says:

    Scary! … but excellent drawrings, you cheeky monkey! (you WERE referring to Mike Myers as Simon, right?) Glad you’re all ok.

  5. whitegirl says:

    I’m so glad you got that! No one else seemed to. Oh the shame, what is this world coming to?

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