Gotta love those senior moment!!

On Tuesday of this week Julie and had plans to go out for a nice dinner. When I got home from work it was time to the make lunches for the next day, have a shower and feed the cat. To have all this done before Julie got home meant we could just head out for dinner once she got in.  It was a nice dinner and we took our time relaxing and talking. It was shaping up to be a great evening until we came home and our neighbour called out to us..."I think I hear smoke alarms going off in your place" As we got to the front door I could hear them and then it HIT of the steps to making our lunches was to boil some eggs!!! I forgot 6 eggs that were on the stove cooking on hi. The house was full of smoke, no fire, cat was hiding under the bed and all six eggs exploded and were EVERYWHERE!!!
I will say Julie was very understanding but I was very very upset with myself!! So no radio at all for the next week or so as I have to do some major cleaning! Our insurance has a deductible of 1,000 and I figure I can get things back to normal for 1/8 that cost. Lesson learned I am now looking for an automatic egg steamer that cooks the eggs and then turns off on it's one if I happen to have another senior moment.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

8 Responses to “Gotta love those senior moment!!”

  • Joe WB4UGA:

    Bring to a boil, put top on pot, remove from heat, wait 15 min, enjoy, TURN OFF THE EYE!

  • Theo VE7FHD:

    Hi Mike.

    Just love it Mike, we all have this moments soon or later. May I suggest the next time around put the Eggs in a Microwave that keeps the explosion in an enclosed area-less mess-little clean up.Case closed.
    73s. Theo

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good evening Joe, now you tell me…….
    Have a great weekend

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Hi Theo, this weekend I am going out to purchase a automatic off egg cooker…..emphasis on automatic off!!!
    Have a good weekend

  • Ernest Gregoire, AA1IK:

    I hate it when this happens!

    Ernest Gregoire


    De AA1IK

  • john kd5srw:

    Hi Mike…

    The true stories are always the best. Really made me smile too. We all have our little disasters… Thankfully you have an understanding wife. I have a Juli too and she tells me if I want to make it interesting just go play with the radio! It really is better that way…I never have been a very good cook anyway.
    As Ernest so apply put it, “I hate it when this happens”…

    eggs anyone?

    73de kd5srw / John Carson

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon Ernest, I am now just beginning to understand all that is involved with the cleanup of the smell.
    Thanks for stopping by Ernest and taking the time to comment.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon John, yes I will say that Julie is very understanding! We have had some close calls in the past with eggs on the stove. I went onto Amazon and ordered an Oster egg cooker and it shuts off automatically.
    Thanks for stopping by John and taking some of your time to comment.

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