Sunday, December 20, 2009

How trying to save $1 cost me $200

I am trying really hard to lessen my carbon footprint where I can. I really am. Call it cheesy or foolish or whatever, but I am trying to do my part. I recently destroyed my $1 scissors by cutting label sheets. They were super gummy so I went to throw them away and figured for $1 I could get another pair of crappy scissors. Then I took a moment and thought if I boiled them I could probably wipe the goo off. I did, and it worked, mostly. There was just a little goo left and I thought, "Rather than sit here and scrub, if I boil them just a minute longer, they will be perfect."

Enter 3 year old with some crisis, 6 year old with some question, and a laundry pile that was actually depleting at my diligence, and the result:
I thought I saw smoke coming from the upstairs hallway and thought, "What could be burning, I am not cooking?" I didn't even remember (I blame the anesthesia, from October) Awesome. My Le Creuset--destroyed. Made worse by the fact that everyone hassles me because I had no proper kitchen utensils, but it didn't matter, because I had my Le Creuset. It stayed out at all times and made kitchen magic happen.
And like I will spend the money for a new one. Oh the travesty! Please everyone, take a knee.

10 comments:

Coiner Family said...
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Coiner Family said...

May it rest in peace. That truly is a tragedy.

Lauren in GA said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

I loved the, "take a knee".

I blame everything on the laundry pile.

Nicki said...

I bet that smelled horrendous! I feel bad for you. I would be in tears if I ruined my favorite cooking pot. At least I know what to get your for Christmas... new scissors ;)

Beth Freestone said...

So sad! Maybe Santa will bring you a new one?! I'm sure it was beautiful...RIP scissors and cookware!

Dirt Queen said...

We'll bury it next to my can opener.

Heather said...

Before you buy a replacement, you may want to check out Lodge. We love our porcelain-coated cast-iron dutch oven, and it costs a fraction of Le Creuset.

Amy said...

Sad!

I have two words:
Goo-Off
best $3.95 I ever spent.

Ann said...

i'm so sorry! next time try goo gone-works like a champ! and i think it's natural. well, probably not, but it'll still do the job. i love the stuff! sorry about your pan!

Tiffany said...

I really am sorry, but I can't stop laughing. Maybe your hair is starting to turn the color of mine because that is definitely something I would do.