Scarier than Halloween…


What is scarier than Halloween?  The Saturday before Halloween, the kiddos were visiting.  (not scary yet) After decorating the front lawn and eating a pizza decorated like a Jack 0’lantern we caught a whiff of a strange smell in the house.  It smelled like a plastic container was melting.  So, we explored and found nothing wrong in the kitchen.  The smell got stronger, so we called upon Hubs to explore as well.

A few inches from the back door a plug was smoking and sparking.  Hubs grabbed the plug, which splattered melted plastic on his hand and blew the breaker.  It also stopped the smoking and the sparks.



Drama… yes



  1.  I am thankful Hubs (long time welder) knew what to do and was not afraid to do it.
  2. I am thankful we were home, or our house would no longer be standing.
  3. I am thankful that we only had one thing (our kiln) hooked up to the plug/breaker so we can take our time in fixing the problem.
  4. I am thankful that Hub’s hand was not injured.

4 thoughts on “Scarier than Halloween…

  1. janetweightreed10 November 2, 2016 / 6:50 am

    Wow…you were so fortunate. That really is a scary situation…so pleased it has all worked out well. Janet:)


    • bobbibowwoman November 5, 2016 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks. Glad everything else works. Makes one think. You could lose everything in a heartbeat. Wow


      • janetweightreed10 November 6, 2016 / 1:04 am

        Oh yes, life is very fragile when we really think about it…which is why it’s always best to stay in the moment….Janet:)


  2. Sarah Brentyn November 6, 2016 / 9:59 am

    The photos alone scared me. WTH?!!! What happened? Faulty wiring? Doesn’t sound like you had too much plugged into it. I’m so glad you were home to catch it and that everyone is okay. Yes, a lot to be grateful for. ❤


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