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Friday, May 16, 2008

Today I Mourn the Loss of...

John and I were driving out to the sleep study place to have his C-pap machine adjusted. My cell phone rang and I answered it to hear someone crying on the other end..."Mom....I'm so so sorry, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry.

Parker, yes, it was Parker... was making Top Ramen in the microwave above the stove. He does it all the time at least 3 times a week, but Tuesday was the day of doom! He was taking out the glass bowl of liquid sodium (Top Ramen) from the microwave, it burned him and he dropped the whole thing down onto the stove top.

John kept me calm. I worked myself through the initial shock and walked in to see the damages. I was just expecting a crack or even a divet. Nope, even worse. The impact broke a hole all the way through the glass and into the element. These pictures are after we cleaned up the Top Ramen noodles.

Mourn with me over the loss of my beautiful stove...

Calling Sears to replace the part I would have spent $325, if they only charge the initial $65 to come to the house (yeah, right!)

I found this great place online called MyApplianceParts.com They have the part for $49 less, I can get an upgraded shipping for $7.95 and it will be delivered to my door. John is going to attempt to install it. I'm sure he can do it. I called 800-310-5150 and talked to Kim and Pat several times. They were so nice!

We took the whole thing apart the other night and the element seems to still work, Thank Goodness! (that would have been another $119 and I definitely would just be buying a whole new stove!)

We just bought this stove a couple of years ago and I have loved it. I feel like my kitchen is a little cleaner because I just wipe the top off. Believe me, there is heavy scrubbing involved sometimes. I don't have to take apart all the elements and dripper pans, etc. What a mess that always was...and I never did it often enough!


suz said...

I hate when stuff like that happens! I'm going to remember myapplianceparts.com for the future, I'm sure one of my boys will have a similar accident one day!

Angie & Willy said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!! What a nightmare. (Poor Parker too... he must have felt HORRIBLE!)

Nicole said...

Oh, Tahsa- How tragic!
I observed a moment of silence in memory of your stovetop. I never realized they could crack so easily. We'll have to be extra careful.

Speaking of broken glass- Troy finished breaking out the back patio cement, and in spite of all the flying shrapnel, we had no broken windows. What a relief!

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your stove! I'm glad it's not going to cost too much to fix. What a great kid you have!!

CubGO said...

Poor Parker! .....Poor John! ....................Poor Tasha!

Eddie & Sandy said...

Didn't even realize that could happen. Of course, our microwave is directly above our pretty flat top stove!!!! I guess I better be careful! Tell Parker he has provided a great service to us. Now we know to be very careful!!!

Thanks for the great info to get stuff fixed too!!!

your darling daughter,

Beach Girl said...

I hope Parker didn't get burned baddly!

So looks like takeout for a while.

Kristina said...

Can you tell me what that "part" is called? A similar thing happened to my stove and I stumbled upon your blog in a mad google search for help. I went on that website, but didn't see anything under $300 so I thought I may have been looking for the wrong thing? Please e mail me...bandnerd78@yahoo.com

THANKS SO much and I am so glad it looks like things worked out well for you guys :-)

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