Sunday, May 18, 2014

I am embarrassed to admit that I have mislead everyone with my toaster complaint.  Himself took it apart and found exactly where the problem was but not why it broke.    Therefore, I have a confession to make:  I don't read directions well or I'd forgotten them entirely.  If I can avoid reading directions on how to use anything, I will.  It's why I don't knit; I can't or am unwilling to learn how to follow patterns.  I suspect it may have something to do with a learning disability...(can I get away with that at my age??)...I don't have trouble thinking sequentially or linearly but put some directions in front of my eyes and my mind rebels.  So, when I bought the four-slot cheap Black and Decker toaster, which by the way, works very well and having four slots helps me when I have B&B guests to feed I found that one slot didn't close on the toast all the way.  Thinking that it was a defect, I got out the directions and read them over.  I even read what those two little buttons are beside the toaster gauge and push-down lever.  I can't remember now what the top button does but I do now know what the bottom button does.  It releases the push down thingy, so that you don't have to force the lever up when you want to take the toast out.  Hmmm!  This is exactly what I was doing with my Kitchen Aid toaster.  Looks like I am the one to take full responsibility for the breakdown of my old toaster.  I am embarrassed to admit what I did but I don't want Kitchen Aid getting a bad name on account of me....(smile) !

And the picture, because there aren't any pictures or colour on the page.  Our friend, Don Cooper, an artist and architect, drew this some years ago of our chicken house.  That is it in reality.  I'm going to add them to my B&B website.
Rosey, who feels quite sheepish at the moment.


At May 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Bee said...

it is usually the males who don't read the instructions, one who at the moment is having trouble using her new highly involved washing machine and yes I did read the instructions!!!!!!!

At May 18, 2014 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

That is the fanciest chicken house in the world! I guess in your climate you need an enclosed "house" type. Wouldn't want the eggs to freeze.
Thanks for the full disclosure. LOL I usually read some or all directions, but rarely understand them. These days most are just drawings anyway.
Sara in Fla.


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