I have been cooking for many years now. But never before with such spectacular results.
Early last morning I woke up to a smell of smoke. And yes, smoke in large quantities does makes one sleepy. I forced myself to roll out of bed and go to the kitchen to take a look. My chicken soup was on fire, there were flames shooting out of the pot!
I quickly put out the fire and started pulling the window open. Woke up the kids and got them out. Woke up DH, who got me out and finished opening the windows. I want to say that we are very grateful to G-d for saving our lives and our possessions.
Then we both went back to check on the cat. She was OK. I grabbed my yarn and a gallon of water. DH got a blanket for the kids. It was by then Six something. As smoke dissipated we got each kid dressed. DH left for shul and I stayed with kids ignoring questions from interested neighbors. I was deeply embarrassed. I was so tired and sick before I went to bed that I forgot to turn down the flame under the pot with chicken soup.
Thankfully nothing is really damaged. I think I might be able to save the pot too. But the house stunk horribly!
DH washed the walls ans ceiling with vinegar solution and I did the counter tops and started on the multitude of laundry. Thank G-d most of my yarn is in plastic bins or/and Ziploc bags. The open yarn will have to be de-smoke. If you have any suggestions I would love them.