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Topic: Bake and Botch? (Or... my kitchen exploded last night)  (Read 11196 times)
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« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2011 05:25:19 PM »

A little update: I called my doctor today to politely inquire about how to get multiple itty bitty slivers out of one's feet, and apparently I get to go in tomorrow so that he can remove them.  I'm a little freaked-- I hate having my feet touched so very much that I have NEVER had a pedicure.  Oh yeah, and did I mention that he's talking about injecting my poor feet with lidocaine, then tweezering the bits out? He said something about a scalpel too, but I am choosing to mentally block that at the moment and focus on the much friendlier tweezers.  Ack.

According to the insurance company after seeing photos, it means a new stove, period. There were a lot more photos, and the insurance company decided that for them to replace both the panes of glass, plus the door seal, plus all the extra bibs-n-bobs that it would need.... a new stove would be a much better solution, so yay!  There will be no replacement cookware, but I'm okay with that. I doubt I'll be using glassware for cooking anytime soon, so replacing it isn't much of an issue for me.  Oh, and I also should add that before getting into the specifics of what happened, my insurance company asked first if the kids were okay, which wasn't a HUGE thing for them to do but wins them much love from me!

Your co-worker was very lucky!  That would have scared the jeepers out of me!!
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« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2011 06:33:14 PM »

Well.... yes.  Yes I have.

But in my defense, they aren't huge chunks of glass, and it's not some horror movie looking thing, but it's more like I decided to wear insoles made out of fiberglass.  They are just teeny tiny slivers, and they are too small to get with tweezers or even white glue.  I explained this to my doc, but he was having NONE of my tomfoolery and wanted to see me tomorrow.

The little itty shards would work themselves out eventually, and since they are mostly just in the callouses (yes, I have hobbity feet) they don't bother me much at all.   They do, however, twinkle fetchingly when the light hits them just right, which infuriates me because I KNOW they are there, I just can't get them!

You're right though, I really do need to get this taken care of.  I will now slink off, head hung in shame.  SHAME, I say!
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« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2011 08:21:35 PM »

Holy cow. You've been walking on GLASS and we've all been ranting about a stupid inanimate object.

I'm sorry, though I very much understand the "hobbity" bit. I can walk on gravel, from years of wearing shoes only when forced (both as a child and since I quit work to stay home!). Still, that cannot be comfortable. Glad you're going to an expert. Take book on tape and a lollipop, or something otherwise similarly distracting. (Knitting?)

When I rented, I could never afford renter's insurance (so I told myself, as I wasted money on eating out, etc.). Since I started buying houses, insurance is not an option. We have every kind imaginable! It just wouldn't have occurred to me to make a claim! (We've probably wasted thousands that way!)
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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2011 08:31:19 PM »

Hey two things one. Use duck tape wrap it around you hand with the sticky side out and run it all over the floor and the under the cabinets
Two call the stove company and see if you can get a door repacement and how much it would be it might be cheaper if money it tight.
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« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2011 07:31:26 AM »

I've had that happen before. I was baking in a covered pyrex dish and it shattered. We didn't even open the oven, it just exploded and made a huge noise. We think that though we had used the dish before, the lid hadn't been, so probably a bubble inside or something.

Ugh, thats so annoying. I'd check my local freecycle for an oven if you can't replace the whole thing with a new one.
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« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2011 09:48:44 AM »

I read through all the comments and was going to tell you early on that the reason you pay for renter's insurance is for these unexpected accidents and why pay for something if you are afraid to use it. It's good to see that you actually made the claim. I'm glad you are all doing well. I hope your husband did not end up with night terrors over this. Did your renter's insurance cover the doctor visit or did you have health coverage for that? By the way, if you want sparkly feet there are easier ways to achieve it. lol. I hope you all continue to be well.

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« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2011 10:07:27 AM »

The duct tape is a great idea! Like any good craftster, I have oodles of it (some in pretty colors too, but I'm not going to use the 'good' tape for a cleanup job.  It would be like using the 'good" china to serve a bunch of preschoolers.)

It's funny, I decided to get full coverage renter's insurance on a whim in July 2005-- when we were living in New Orleans, a month before Katrina!  Lucky, lucky, lucky! We have healthcare coverage, so the doc visit won't be much more than a small co-pay-- $12.  Not a huge deal, really.  I wish that Anchor Hocking would respond to my email or calls, as it would be very nice if they'd help fix this situation too, but so far, nothing.  Given what other people who have been in the same situation have said, I'm not really expecting them to, either.

We're still looking into our options, but I think we're going to go with a trip to the local dented appliance store before we decide.  There are some incredible deals there, and we got an amazing dryer there for very very cheap, since it looked like someone had thrown a golf ball at it a few times. All their items are new, they just got banged up a wee bit in shipping, and they have some great deals.  I think the dryer retailed for $500 undented, but we got it for $225 dented. So that's possibly a good option, and we'll have to see what they've got.

Looking into a new door is a good option too, but I'll need to see how long it'll take to get one in, and how much the price will be.  

About me feet-- honestly, they don't hurt me much at all, and please don't worry about them!  They're a bit sore, but it's not like I'm in huge amounts of pain.  I am a fellow shoe-shunner, and so my feet are subjected to gravel, hot concrete, gardening and all the bug bites/thorns/etc that that entails, ice/snow if Im running out to get the mail and so on and so on.   My feet do get banged up, scratched, burned and so on, but it's funny... when I saw my sister recently, her feet were a complete MESS from years of having to wear heels for work.  She didn't have fire ant bite scars or callouses (or to be completely honest, ground in dirt!), but her bunions and hammertoes were more than enough to make me very thankful for my shoe-shunning.

Oh! And the epsom salt soak worked like a dream! The footsies are much more comfy now, and while I still have to go to the doc, I'd say it pulled out at least half of the little bits.
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« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2011 10:13:14 AM »

Regarding sparkly feet, all I have to do is use glitter in ONE project, and I'll have randomly glittery feet for the next ten years, regardless of how much I vacuum, right?  Grin
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« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2011 11:01:15 AM »

Tomico, on the insurance thing...you ar so right! I don't know why we didn't think of making claims. DUH!
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« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2011 09:24:28 PM »

If your doc is psyched to us a scalpel on you, right off the bat, then I'm a little worried...  Undecided

When my SO/DH got shards of glass in his foot the doctor was very sensible and up-front.  He did not want to do surgery to remove the glass because it is risky to operate on feet -- 1/4th of all the ligaments in the body are in that tiny space, so it's hard to avoid aggravating them.

Prescription?  BF soaked foot morning and night in the hottest water he could stand, with as much Epsom Salt in it as would dissolve.  Worked wonderfully!! Over the course of about a week, every bit of glass gradually worked it's way to the surface and could be removed by tweezers and a bit of pressure.  I have since met people who have used salts to work wood out of their feet, and one friend who had various shards of ceramic materials taken out of his hands this way.

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