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Saturday, March 14, 2015

#SOLSC15 Day 14

Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers and the Slice of Life writing community for providing this opportunity to share our "slices." Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy for creating a place for us to share our work. Check out the other slices and join in the fun!

This slice will also double up as a celebrate post.

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Ruth Ayers invites us to participate in a Celebrate Link-Up on Saturdays. Click here to see what others are celebrating and maybe join in yourself, too!
It is short.
It is posted later than I posted have for 13 days.
But, my slice is here. I worried about what I'd write today and then last night happened. A fire in the kitchen.

Everyone is safe; all is well. 

But, I'm thankful for: 
-my people not my things
-my husband's swift actions
-my dad's practical gift of a fire extinguisher years ago when we moved in
-choosing to place a fire extinguisher right in the kitchen
-no damage to my brand new kitchen except for minor smoke and TONS of extinguisher dust. Big clean up.
-fire safety instruction at school so my kindergartener knew to "evacuate." (Love how he tossed that super vocab word around in the aftermath). 

I feel bad because after getting my three year old at the sitter after school at 4:30, I rushed back to work because I had so much to do. So, Matthew and I worked while my hubby, six year old, and my in-laws got fish fries to go. They insisted on waiting for me instead of just saving my meal. That's when it happened...keeping the boxes in the oven under low heat. 

That's when I walked in the house with Matthew. 

It is hard not for me to say what were you thinking???????? I would never put a box in the oven. But, it's a decision that was made and it is neither here nor there at the moment. But, I'm pretty certain everyone learned a lesson or two. 

So, please take it from me and the lesson I learned. Make sure you own a fire extinguisher TODAY. Perhaps I should take a note from my dad and purchase fire extinguishers as house warming gifts. I never knew the importance until now. 

Thankful to celebrate a happy ending.


  1. I'm glad everyone was safe and that there was no damage!

  2. So glad all are safe, but what a scare! Now I won't look at the fire extinguisher sitting in an easy to grab spot in our living room....for the fireplace. I have been tempted to put it in a place out of sight...but now that would defeat its purpose. I wonder if we need another in the kitchen. What a great house warming gift.

  3. Thankful that there was no major damage! What an eventful way to get a writing idea. :) A family member gave fire extinguishers to us all this past Christmas because there were one too many fires in her neighborhood. I leave mine out in the kitchen as well. Great advice and gift suggestion! Hurrah for your Dad.

  4. How scary! Because we have a fireplace, we have always had a fore extinguisher and we keep it under our sink. Luckily we have never had to use it. Many times we will keep pizza boxes in the oven to keep warm. Guess we better rethink that one huh?

    Also thank you for nominating me in the new slicer challenge today. It has been a pleasure to "meet" you through our words!

  5. How scary! Glad everyone is OK. We used to have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, but I don't know what happened to it. Time to find it!

  6. How scary! Glad everyone is OK. We used to have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, but I don't know what happened to it. Time to find it!

  7. Wow...glad that this ended well!

  8. Wow...glad that this ended well!


  9. Thankful to hear everyone is okay.
    I need to check the date on our extinguisher right now! Thank you.

  10. What an incredible scary event - glas you are all ok./