Our day started off great, with pancakes with fresh-picked huckleberries from the woods. DH noticed a bush with ripening berries just outside the window of the camper when we stayed in our woods last week. So he went back down yesterday and picked 250. Yep, he counted them as he picked! For those that are not familiar with huckleberries, they are like a wild blueberry, but much smaller. So we used about 200 of those berries in the pancakes. YUM!
And then... on a trip outside he noticed a smell, like paper burning. It was coming from the camper. He opened the door and smoke billowed out. Upon investigation, he realized the microwave (built-in) had a MAJOR issue. This made no sense at the time... I had stored some paper plates and cups in the microwave. We were not using it since we had no electricity at the camp spot. Somehow, after returning home and plugging the camper back into the electricity, the microwave turned on by itself and "cooked" my stored paper products. I mean cooked to the point of nothing left but ashes! The microwave is toast, there is a burned mark on the ceiling inside the cabinet where the microwave was mounted, and there are slight smoke stains inside the camper where it was, also. And of course there is a smoke smell that is NOT leaving fast!
Upon further investigation via the internet by DH, the Samsung microwave was under a recall because... "a defect in the keypad may cause the microwave oven to auto start." NO KIDDING! Oh yes... they also state, "You will not be charged for this repair." HMMM... I think it is a little late for a repair. We sure are hoping they will replace the microwave. We have a short trip planned in about 2 weeks and I really do need that microwave since I do not have an oven in the RV.
Anyone have any good ideas as to how to remove the smoke smell from the RV? We are feeling so blessed that the whole rig (RV and truck... this is a slide-in truck bed camper) did not go up in smoke. Thank You, Lord!
After a wonderful church service, DD Jennifer and I went to a little quilt shop about 45 miles away... today was its last day. This is the 3rd quilt shop that has closed in the 1 1/2 years I have been living here. We are down to just a few, and none of them any closer than a hour to hour-and-a-half drive. I did find just what I needed for the rainbow jelly roll quilt. Still looking for border fabric for the blue quilt and fabric for an apron. Jenn found fabrics for 2 quilts she plans on making for the girls.
Then a quick visit to Mom to drop off her Mother's Day gift. I was afraid that I would kill the beautiful orange/pink hybiscus if I tried to keep it until "the day" so I went ahead and gave it to her. She was very pleased with the plant, but even more pleased when I told her that I would be going to church with her on Mother's Day. Since I have responsibilities at my church, I have not gone to her's in a long time. I'm really looking forward to it!
So despite the microwave with a mind of its own, this has been a wonderful day. We are so blessed, and I really am working to focus on those blessings.
Count your blessings today, too. I think you will find a very long list there, because as we sang in church this morning, "God is good, all the time. He put a song of praise in this heart of mine. God is good, all the time. In the darkest night, His light still shines. God is good, He's so good all the time."
5 hours ago