Friday, December 14, 2012

Saturday Challenge - Day 15

I ran. Fast. Out of breath. Lungs bursting. Legs hitting the earth. I thudded up the path, around the corner, right up the stairs and reached the door. I flung it open and .................

As usual I was too late to save the milk that I had left on the stove from boiling over! Argh that smell of burnt milk after it has reached the stovetop.. it's one of the worst smells ever.. and I can literally smell it in my dreams sometimes!

Why oh why do I refuse to just leave it on sim so that I never have to undergo this again.. oh yes.. because it's just so SLOW!

Other things I have managed to "forget":

- the Geyser switch - we have a solar arrangement that has a built in heater to use on those cloudy days. One hour or so will give you super hot water, but you will be surprized that leaving it on for a day does not supply your needs for the next 24 days :(.

- the Aquaguard - this one is truly amazing. I have the biggest water container ever, and we boil water after it passes through the aquaguard. So I put on the water, it seems to be filling so very slowly, so I leave it to go do other chores and then come back. Next thing I know, I hear the sound of falling water after it has overflown to the slab, onto the floor :(.

- Boiling water - ever lost a vessel as the water in it evaporated and the bottom got absolutely burnt? I have - a couple of times!!!

- The roti on the flame -- especially when it's that last one and I "just" step away from the stove for a second, to come back to burnt roti (can be dosa sometimes too!).

- Stuff in the fridge - put leftover dough into a dabba to use the next day, leftover veggies as they were soo good I just had to have them the next day - it's a wonder if I remember just one out of ten times of storing stuff :(.

This post is part of the Marathon Bloggers series, we were given a lovely beginning by the lovely Jane (who unfairly took herself out of the challenge ;)), and were supposed to finish it in whichever way we pleased. Sorry for the pedestrian ending to your brilliant beginning Jane, but I quickly realized that fiction is so not my thing :) !

16 comments:

  1. haha..have done or rather forgotten all of the above at diff points of time. My biggest worry after leave the house is if I've turned off the gas or geyser!!!

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    1. Yeah there was this horrific time, when I sent the hubby back from a dinner we had gone to, as I was convinced I had left the Aquaguard on and the house would be flooded! Thankfully either I was mistaken, or there had been a power cut, and there was no harm done, except to hubby of course :O !

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  2. Oh Aparna...you gave me another reason to rant in the blogging marathon. We dont intend to waste but this forgetting has cost me a lot :(

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    1. Yeah I feel hypocritical sometimes trying to hard to reduce waste, be green in other walks of life, and then end up wasting this way :(. It just seems like some of us have to work a bit harder to stay ahead of the game !!

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  3. Ah the woes of us!

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    1. For the numbering? Yes yes, was too excited when I wrote it to check that first ;).

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  5. I invariably end of doing everything of what you've written :(

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    1. The more the merrier na :), it's good to know we are not alone in some of these things!!

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  6. Haha, loved the fact more than the fiction, esp. since i'm guilty of these facts on more than one occasion!

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    1. Sweet of you to say so Jane :)

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  7. Oooh that's just so me Aparna. If you watch the milk, it just won't boil over and if you move out for a split second it'll boil over sure as hell!

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    1. Tulika, I'm not exaggerating when I say that I have literally turned the other side to take something out of a cupboard, after watching the milk for what seemed like ages, and it boils just that SECOND!!!

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  8. This is hilarious Aparna!! I was nodding through most of them :) Am guilty of the Aquaguard, last roti and stuff in the fridge :(

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    1. Oh well I suppose the post has made me feel better in letting me know i have some company at least :).

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