I woke on Wednesday at 3:30 AM! I didn’t want to be awake then, but I woke with such a severe back ache that I was unable to get back to sleep. I tried everything, including a heating pad, but it was a no go. I was awake, and that was that.

I lay there and watched the morning news, and suddenly Greta needed to go out. I jumped out of bed, put on my slippers and carried her outside. The other dogs followed and by 5:45 I was drinking my first cup of coffee.

After an hour or so, I was feeling hungry, so I went to the kitchen and made my eggs and tossed two slices of bread in the toaster to enjoy with the eggs. The toaster eventually popped up, and I was there  ready to put some butter on them, but when I went to take the “toast” out of the toaster oven only the top of the bread was toasted! The toaster was done, and no longer toasting the bottom of the bread!

Well, crap! We’d just gotten that toaster 22 years ago!

So when Jack finally got up I broke the news to him. He suggested we go to Walmart to buy a new one. He also suggested we get lunch out.

Great idea, unfortunately the Chinese Restaurant we have been going to for 15 years is under new management and it was such a disappointment! In fact it was so bad, we decided that we cannot go back. The previous manager was so good, took pride in the restaurant and I never had a bad meal there. In the last two months I have had three bad meals! And today, Jack’s Mongolian Beef was totally inedible! And my Crispy Orange Chicken, was soggy and had no taste of orange!

Walmart was a bust too. They had perhaps 4 toaster ovens and none met our specifications. So we came home and I found a perfect one online at Amazon. It will be here on Friday!


As I sat here tonight writing this, I felt so darn tired. Why is that, I wondered? Then I remembered. I got up at 3:30 this morning!

Time for bed!


One thought on “Toasters”

  1. Sad to hear your toaster only lasted 22 years. They don’t make things like they used to. Perhaps you could return it to the shop?

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