Wednesday, March 17, 2010

a sad day

Yesterday was a sad day.

In the morning, I did what I do on most Monday and Tuesday mornings.

I organized and measured my ingredients for whole wheat bread.

I dumped it all in the bread maker.

I set the machine for the dough cycle.

And then I sat down and got to work, knowing that in one hour and fifty minutes my dough would be ready to be kneaded, shaped, risen and baked.

I sat in silence, waiting for the 15 minute rest period to end, and the mixing to begin.

And when it did, I heard the most pitiful sound I have ever heard.

The sound of a broken bread maker trying to mix dough.

I knew this day was coming.

Over the past month or so, my bread maker has sounded like an over worked machine, working harder and harder each time it is instructed to do it's job.

I knew one of these days, I would turn it on, and it would tell me that it quit.

And yesterday, that day came.

My bread maker told me "I have had enough. I quit".

Even though I knew it was coming, I felt let down.

I screamed at my bread maker "Come on, you can do it! Just one more loaf!"

So, I reset it, and tried again.

And again, after the 15 minute resting period, the machine let me know that it would not be mixing another loaf of bread.

Thankfully, the FD's aunt rescued me and lent me her bread maker until I can either find a good sale on one or the FD can fix my old one.

Apparently, these things weren't made to be used multiple times a week.

Apparently, I worked my baby too hard.

So, farewell, dear bread maker.

You've done good.

18 comments:

Tricia said...

Aw, I hope that it gets a proper burial. :(

Gwen said...

I feel your pain. RIP bread maker.

Kristin said...

Well, you could always use your mixer instead???

Kayla said...

O no! What a bummer! I sure hope he can fix it! :-)

Lucky in Love said...

Oh no! So sad :(

Matt had a bread maker before I met him and he turned it on one day and it just didn't work.

Yes. We still have it.

No. I don't know why.

Actually I do know why. My husband is insane.

3 Blessings said...

Sad day :(

Meg said...

we just got our bread maker so I know this is a sad day indeed!

Hope you can either fix it or find another one soon!

Tricia's Tellings said...

if you need to borrow mine lucy you can :) i just ask for bread in return :)

The First-Year Wife said...

Sad! I hate when stuff like that dies. :(
I don't have a bread maker but I reeeeally want one-- especially after seeing all of your bread recipes... It's like torture. ;) They're so pricey though, so I've been putting it off for now.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Awe...poor bread maker!

Nicole said...

Don't EVER start a post with "a sad day" again! You scared me! I'm hanging on every word of this pregnancy journey. :)
Nicole

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

oh no!

I fear my bread machine's days are numbered too.

the good news is... you are now confident on how to make bread by hand.

Jessica said...

So sorry about your bread maker!

Jackie said...

so sad...at least your kitchen aide can get you through. But I do love my bread maker as you can set it and leave until it's done. Hope it can be fixed.

Taryn said...

Oh dear- not the bread maker!

Glad you got a replacement you an use for a bit.

Brittany Ann said...

I'm so sorry for this tragic loss:(

This Texas Momma said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry your dear friend passed away. I hope you can find a new friend ASAP!

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