Sunday, December 19, 2010

Actuarial nightmare, indeed

I was storing the gingerbread house in the oven, right? Didn't want the cats licking it to death before Christmas, right? Perfectly acceptable. I wrote a note that said "Gingerbread house in the oven."

The note was stuck in the little slot where the buttons are for turning the oven on. Handy system. No one turns the oven on to preheat without first removing the house.

Until someone puts the note in the oven with the gingerbread house.

The white plastic base melted flat. LOOK at the chimney now!! I am an arteest, no? I aim for realism in my work. I had made the flames shooting from the chimney, now you see the result.

The candy cane melted down to the fallen, drunken gingerbread man. He is now pinned down to the ground and won't be getting up anytime in the next century.

Trying to make the best of the roofline, I used a broken candy cane for decoration. Just more ice dams. I told you they would ruin the roof.

Somebody's gonna pay.


Naquillity said...

LOL, you had me rolling with this post. it brightened my day yesterday immensely. all kidding aside, i'm sorry your gingerbread house was melted. i'm sure after working on it so hard and having it melt had to be upsetting. did you ever find out who put the note inside the oven with the house? hope today is brighter. have a great one.

Anonymous said...

Funny! I'm so sorry about your house. But still, funny.

Caron said...

My husband put the note in the oven with the house! It *is* funny and I still love it.

Rose said...

Sorry about your house, but it sure gave you something to write about...and gave us all a good chuckle.

Rambling Woods said...

Gosh..this reminds me of the beautiful and expensive cake we bought for my daughter's 30th birthday. Put it in the oven to keep it from the cats and usually we don't use the oven... usually.. it was a pile of expensive butter cream... lol...