Friday, March 23, 2007

Yet Another Crazy Adventure

Well, I learned something new tonight. Apparently, the big red thing in the cabinet full of duct-work above the stove is a fire extinguisher full of vinegar. If it is set off -- by say, me resting my head against the corner of the vent/hood thing so I can see the pot of pasta that my crazy roommate put on the back burner more comfortably -- there's a loud *POP* and a bunch of vinegar flavored steam as a non-existent grease fire is extinguished.

The campus safety guy didn't know that thing was up there either, until I told him. Their advice was to put in a work order, which I did. The thing is, it's FRIDAY NIGHT. That means, that the earliest anyone can come work on it will be Monday, and then there will be a wait for them to get in the appropriate part. In the mean time, Genesis and I have to clean up a vinegar covered stove. The good news is, we don't have to worry about ants on the stove for a long time now. The bad news is, I think the fire extinguisher may have tripped the circuit breaker in the stove, because now the oven clock is out, and I have no idea how to reset that one.
This is a close up of the stove, and our (ruined) dinner, complete with vinegar-puddles.
This is the culprit, lurking in my cabinetry.
















And this is the whole deal, you'll note the newly non-functioning oven-light.

1 comment:

Curtis said...

Hi, I'm tracking people down regarding the Dallas Game Day thread.

The Dallas Game Day signup thread is up. I noticed you haven't participated in the discussion in a while, so I wanted to take a little time to remind you.

http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?t=198471

Thanks. :)
der_kluge