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NSV - The Garbage Disposal


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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Short Story - I can retrieve my own items out of the garbage disposal!! emoticon

Long Story - We built this house almost 3 years ago, and I put in the biggest garbage disposal I could find. Why? I don't know why, just in case I guess. I think this thing would grind up a cow emoticon Without getting too graphic, I gave the kiddos (my niece and grandson) a looooong lecture on how they should never EVER stick their hands down inside there. Bad things were sure to happen. emoticon

Well, I really didnt pay attention to the round opening in the event of run away items down the disposal. It was not apparent to me that I could not fit my hand down inside it until the first time I lost something. emoticon Why in the world would they make the opening so INCREDIBLY small that a woman could not even get her hand down in there to get something out!! emoticon How in the world could I get this item (whatever it was) out? Hmmmm "Oh kiddos!! Come here please!" emoticon

Well imagine the look of horror on my niece's face when I asked her to reach her hand down side this grinding funnel of appendage amputation! emoticon She is like, "but what about what you said about ....???" Well after I turned off the circuit breaker, whatever line of BS I was then trying to feed her, about oh temporarily forget all that other stuff....she wasn't buying it. emoticon

I can not recall now how we got it out. But I can tell you, for the last 3 years, I have been very careful so that nothing else would find it's way in. If it did, too bad. grrrrrrrrrrrr

That is... until tonight. I had the disposal on, as I dumped the last pot out, and I barely caught a glimpse of a metal measuring teaspoon. By this time, it is too late. It is already past the point of no return into the vortex of doom. emoticon

"Oh perfect" I think to myself. No I probably said that outloud - or worse. But then I thought to myself, "I have company coming in two days and I need to use the disposal. How am I ever going to get that out. No kiddos around and they aren't willing subjects anyways. Just perfect." I don't know what made me decide to just try it. I havent tried to put my hand in it for 3 years. Well... guess what? Oh, you already know what cuz you read the short story first, but yes!!! That is right!!! My hand fit just fine down inside the garbage disposal!!! emoticon Not something I recommend or advocate on a regular basis, but in a pinch, when you need a manual retrieving device for displaced items down the grinding vortex of appendage amputation doom.... I'm your gal!!!! emoticon
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BARBARAWEBSTER 4/27/2013 3:52AM

    ROFL!!!! Love it! emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 3/22/2013 4:48PM

    emoticon Congrats!

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/16/2013 2:47PM

    Congratulations! That's one NSV I wouldn't have given much thought about. Fun! - and you were plenty cautious! WooHoo!

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WENDYM29 3/9/2013 7:29PM

    Loved this story! No matter how small, a victory is a victory!

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 3/8/2013 4:08PM

    Well put. emoticon for adding a little much-needed humor into my day! emoticon

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SHANSHE 3/7/2013 10:23PM

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SENIMMO 3/7/2013 7:39PM

    Breaker off, every time! And yes, it's fabulous your hand fits. Next time? Use tongs or a magnet? Or a grabber gadget (harbor freight tools has them, they even have a flexible one) so you don't scrape yourself up!

I am glad it turned out well! So awesome when we surprise ourselves like that, isn't it?

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JOANNHUNT 3/5/2013 10:15PM

    SCARY SCARY SCARY emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNNWANNABE 3/3/2013 8:09PM

    Tongs, all through it, I kept thinking "Tongs" ... but, I do think it's a great Non-scale victory! emoticon

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RONNIEHUEY 3/3/2013 1:21PM

    Good story!

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WIGIME 3/2/2013 6:33AM

    You are a brave, brave woman my friend...

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MISTYRIOS 3/2/2013 3:03AM

    LOL! Great story! :D

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/2/2013 1:49AM

    LOL!

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BRENDA_G50 2/28/2013 11:23AM

    Great kids...you taught them a valuable lesson. Just glad everything turned out right and you still have all your fingers. emoticon

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KEEPITUP05 2/20/2013 10:46AM

    emoticon story and smart kids lol:-)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/18/2013 3:18PM

    I use tongs to get stuff out of there. It works.

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OAKBORN 2/16/2013 3:33PM

    Sometimes it really is these small victories that remind us how far we have come! Congratulations! It is a different way to celebrate a NSV, but I like it because it's quirky!

Good job on teaching the kids in your life, they obviously have learned the lesson well! Another victory!

And... you got your spoon back and didn't tear up your disposal or your hand!

Keep up the great work in all those areas of your life!

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OPTIMIST1948 2/16/2013 2:18PM

    Eeek! Scary, but I'm glad things worked out ok.

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SOKKERNUT 2/16/2013 11:10AM

    emoticon Those are some great kiddos doing what they are told especially these days.

emoticon on your accomplishment.

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STELLASMYBEBE 2/15/2013 11:30AM

    LOL!!!!!

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TRI_BABE 2/14/2013 6:38PM

    Wow! A new definition to "it fits!" LOL

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XENATHOMAS 2/14/2013 5:13PM

    emoticon

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AMY-MIMI77 2/14/2013 1:10PM

    You are very funny!
That is amazing -- you are shining bright
keep that glimmer going

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/14/2013 10:05AM

    daft but great. emoticon

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68ANNE 2/13/2013 8:46PM

    OMG AWESOME. way to go!

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UNIQUEYGIRL 2/13/2013 7:54PM

    Great story! emoticon

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FROMNDTOGA 2/13/2013 5:17PM

    I love NSVs!!!!


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KELTIC-CARA 2/13/2013 2:19PM

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SPOONGIRLDEB 2/13/2013 1:44PM

    What a great story and a great NSV! Love it!

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PATTISTAMPS 2/13/2013 12:33PM

    Woo Hoo!!! Now there is something I never thought about getting smaller... That truly is an NSV! Congrats. Now dont throw away any more spoons! LOL

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GRACEFULJOURNEY 2/13/2013 11:48AM

    Awesome story!
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BARB4HEALTH 2/13/2013 11:12AM

    emoticon
How about that? Even our hands get smaller. Guess there is still hope for what my husband lovingly calls my "Fred Flintstone Feet." emoticon

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COOP9002 2/13/2013 10:51AM

    Glad you still have all of your fingers.

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KJELLYBEAN15 2/13/2013 9:44AM

    Wow, that's an awesome NSV. I love your story. And I have to add that ever since watching Final Destination I refuse to put my hand anywhere near those things regardless if they have power or not. Cuz you just never know.



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ANDYINBC 2/13/2013 9:32AM

    Fantastic! Smiling for you right now!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/13/2013 9:28AM

    Great NSV and you still have all your fingers! Terrific!

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ALICIALYNNE 2/13/2013 8:27AM

    WOOHOO! Nothing like a good NSV!



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ORCHIDLADY56 2/13/2013 8:24AM

    A great NSV! And I am glad you still have all ten fingers!

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NOREGRET2010 2/13/2013 8:18AM

    You crack me up! Great story!

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GABY1948 2/13/2013 7:59AM

    Glad you got it...but I agree wtih the kids! I have a pair of 18 inch long tweezers for the kitchen that I believe I would use! Have a great day!

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GOANNA2 2/13/2013 6:24AM

    Glad the power was off. Phew! emoticon

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JSALERNO 2/13/2013 6:04AM

    AT LEAST THE POWER WAS OFF

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SHRINKINGSHERI 2/13/2013 6:00AM

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ROSE284 2/13/2013 5:49AM

    Haha! Fab story and a brilliant NSV!

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FORBANDE 2/13/2013 5:44AM

    Woo hoo!! Awesome story! "Vortex of doom" - LOL!

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BECCAZEN7 2/13/2013 3:20AM

    emoticon You had me sweating it there! That was really funny and slightly horrifying! I just knew something bad was gonna happen, I kept waiting for it. Phew, glad it turned out well. LOL. Just promise me that you will ALWAYS turn off the breaker before you do it. My stomach is clenched still....can that count as ab crunches? LOL. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 2/13/2013 2:22AM

  Awesome Blog!!! God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Delightful Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!

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FLEMIDG 2/13/2013 12:41AM

    Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/13/2013 12:04AM

    LOL. That is without doubt one of my favorite NSVs I've ever heard of. One might never think that something like fitting your hand into a garbage disposal could be such a big deal....but it totally makes sense! Congratulations! :)

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JOANNEHOLL1 2/12/2013 10:58PM

    You mean you have lost that much weight in your hand since you installed your garbage disposal? Wow!!

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