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Boom?

I like to cook. When we moved almost a year ago, we got a gas stove/oven. And I have loved it.

Cooking with gas is so much better than an electric range. If you don’t believe me, go watch the Food Network for a day and see how many cooks use an electric stove.

I don’t think I ever want to cook on electric again. But gas stoves aren’t perfect. They have this thing in them called gas. and when you get a bunch of gas together, it can be kinda dangerous. That’s what I’ve heard anyway.

So I woke up at 6:30 this morning and walked out into the hall and smelled gas. Lots of gas. So I immediately ran and checked the stove. Sure enough, one of the dials was turned to low and didn’t have a flame. It had been that way since we finished cooking late last night at about 10:00. Now the low setting is pretty low, but that’s over 8 hours of gas seeping into the house. So I ran and opened all the windows and aired things out. They are still airing out.

So we got the kids off to school and banned sparks, flames, electrical switches, etc. for the whole day while the house finishes airing out.

It’s kinda scary. I was nervous when I lit the pilot light when we moved in but this was way worse. Talk about nerve racking. So as of a couple hours ago, the house was still there. Hopefully, it’ll finish airing out nicely and by tonight we’ll have just a regular old house rather than a 24,000 cubic foot bomb.