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Thread: I must be jinxed today!

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    Senior Member collady's Avatar
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    I must be jinxed today!

    I just plugged in my iron, that I haven't had 6 months, and it started popping and smoking! It burned up! I caught it in time to get it out of my sewing room. Now, on top of cutting the curtain fabric wrong, I don't have an iron to press my fabric to work on anything else!

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    Oh No ! Glad you caught it before any serious damage could happen
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    That's terrible. I'm glad you caught it in time.

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    Oh my goodness!!! So sorry, glad it did not cause any damage.

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    I'm glad you were on it. the things that are manufactured today, we can't go off and leave. Hardly turn our back can we?

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    That's awful!!!!!!!!! So glad that you got it in time!!!!!!!!
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Maybe today is not the day to be in the sewing room!

    Hopefully tomorrow is a better day!
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    Some days just aren't meant to be sewing days. I really think you got a pretty clear message.

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    Send it back to the manufacturer with a note, and your original receipt if you still have it. They may replace it. If you need a "quick" iron, try your local thrift store. They usually cost $5 and some look like they've never been used.
    Thought for EVERY Day: You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them.

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    Sorry that your iron burned up. You're not the only one who is jinxed lately though.

    Recently I was telling a few girls at work that I've never had to call in sick and use my PTO time, overslept or had a patient that didn't like me. There were family members who didn't like me, but never a patient! Apparently someone thought I was bragging. Within the last two weeks, I've (you've guessed it), overslept (was an hour late for work), got that intestinal bug (called in sick to work for 2 days) and on my first day back after that bug, ended up being assigned to a patient that couldn't stand me. Karma for bragging?
    Go forth and sew!

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    ahhhhhh!!!!! that is just aweful!!!! but good thing you were there to see and hear it go bad.
    when life gets you down go and talk with a little kid. They will help you work out even the worst problems with their simple logic.

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    My iron didn't burn up on me, but just quit heating at 9:30 on a Sat. night. A quick call to Dollar General 1/2 mile from home got me a new cheapie for $9.99. It worked well for me until I retired it for a good Christmas gift iron. At least now I have a back-up.

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    i had a kitchen aid mixture caught on fire second time i used it..took it back to kohls and next day it was out on the shelf.but i think you might have gremlins...

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    I'd look on the bright side and consider myself lucky!

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