Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Our House - Kitchen Dramas!
I tried everything in a bid to find whatever was giving off this terrible smell - from cleaning cupboards to going through gallons of bleach, disinfectant, air freshener. You name it, I tried it! There was no nasty smell coming from the kitchen sink outlet, the garbage bin or from outside the kitchen window which if you could get out of, would send you on a twenty foot drop! Frustration set in. I was convinced there was either a piece or broccoli or cauliflower rotting behind the cooker because that`s what it smelled like only worse. I wasn't sure how I was going to get the cooker out of its snug built in space . But determined I was. So much so that I have damaged the top of the cooker in that I lifted it (as one does ordinarily to clean) but the damn thing would`t go back into its original position once I`d determined that there we're no rotting veggies there.
So! Not being able to stand it for a minute longer and furious that no one else could smell it (they all have blocked sinuses or what??) I decided the time had come, if I was to save my sanity, to move the blasted cooker myself. Not easy! About to start pulling and tugging, I opened the door to the cabinet which houses the gas cylinders. Blow me down! I instantly found my problem. A leaking gas cylinder! Leaking gas smells like rotten broccoli and rotten cauliflower both of which I have cooked in the last couple of weeks.
Like that was enough? This evening I was on my lap top in the kitchen (not literally you understand) when daughter comes in and cries out. I was too involved in my e mails to hear any disturbance. Daughter rushes passed me gurgling `ugh. ugh` - you know that throat gurgling sound that sometimes comes from the throat?? I looked up and saw her fighting with something on the window sill. I couldn't actually see what was happening but I was aware of the sounds and splaying of arms at the kitchen windows.
Me: what was that?
Daughter: I don't know but it eyes that stared, a long tail and a long nose.
Me: A Manicou?
Daughter: Not sure.
Me: a Mongoose?
Daughter: not sure.
Me: a rat?
Daughter: God, I hope not!
And it`s me who is being tested for macular deterioration tomorrow?? HAH!!!!