When disasters are a good thing

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by StupidBird, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many times does this happen to you? A disaster turns out to be really good in disguise, although some are heavily disguised.

    For example, this morning DH cut up a pomegranate. I bemoaned the magenta spray of juice from cabinet to countertop and every item in between, from sink to stove. An impressive breadth of splatter.

    As I'm cleaning the electric kettle, now white tie-dye, I see that around the electrical connection where the kettle connects to the base, has melted a nice bit of arcing from receptical to an inch over on the base. Huh! No telling how long that's been there? Why didn't the GFIC kick in? Anyway, this is a good thing then.
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Could have been worse. Try cutting/breaking apart the pomegranites under running water. [​IMG]
     
  3. MamaRoo

    MamaRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I redid my back room, the contractor said he'd need to figure out some way to vent the roof as the homeowners who built the addition hadn't done any. Moisture built up in the roof space and was staining the ceiling in places where it had dripped through. He then showed me the pipe from the woodstove that the homeowners had installed. They cut the ceiling/roof hole in the wrong place and instead of fixing it, they just bent in the outer, insulating ring of the pipe to make it fit. So, if my ceiling space hadn't been continually damp, the 2000 degree wood stove pipe against the wood framing would have set the house on fire....
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    so, God isn't just in the details... but in the lack of them as well.
    It reminds me of the children's book;" That's good! That's bad."
     

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