Uh oh... you know it's not good right when your iron starts to smell a bit "funny"...
I'm not talking "oops I just melted a bit of heat bond to my iron" funny - more the electrical kind of funny.
Bad bad news!
Well that happened to me today.
It's my last week before the markets kick off & my iron decides to blow.
Boo hooo hoooo ... :*(
I know you guys who sew will understand what a big deal that is and will understand that I'm not sad because I can't go iron the laundry! (pfft - iron actual clothes - what's that?!)
I may or may not have accidentally knocked it off it's perch yesterday when I turned around with a drawer in my hand.
It did not seem to take kindly to that.
Hence today's funny smell followed shortly by the element blowing.
It's had a short but rough life though. Check out the face plate...
Not exactly a prime example of good housekeeping!
Does yours look like that too or are you more kind to it and use "protective cloths" and all that stuff we're supposed to use (I know I'm supposed to, I just don't - pure laziness).
So today, in desperation, I had to buy a new iron. Even if it was just at the grocery store - because obviously that's the obvious place to buy an iron! ;)
How hot is my new iron?
And it glides! Smoothly!
Amazing the difference it makes not having a whole lot of old *gunk* stuck to the faceplate!
How long do we think it will stay looking like this then?
I know, I know... I may have just taken this diary to a new low blogging about IRONS of all things! But I needed some light relief :)
More interesting stuff coming soon.