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We had chicken sautéed in butter tonight with mac/n/cheese. My wife trimmed the chicken breast and set the scraps to the side to cook later for the dogs. After supper, she was watching television in the living room. I was in the office working on the computer and watching television. I kept thinking I smelled smoke but I was sure I'd turned off all the burners so I continued to sit and wonder then it hit me.  I ran through the house like a man on fire. I had put the chicken scraps back on the burner and went the office forgetting the chicken. Stiiiinky! We turned on the exhaust, opened the back door and left it open as long as we could. Good grief it's cold outside and it stinks inside. The only good thing about this little screw up, not much.  Thankfully Susan did not criticize me as I would have had it been her.  Needless to say, the dogs did not get a treat as burnt chicken is not appetizing to humans or animals. It took a lot of scrubbing to get the pan clean again….  

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

We all get preoccupied now and then!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 03, 2016 04:52 AM #4
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Good morning James Dray .  Glad you avoided the situation getting any worse!!! Have a great day.

Dec 03, 2016 05:03 AM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  Stuff happens, but I'm glad that all is well.

Dec 03, 2016 05:19 AM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - Your sense of humor about a stinky event made this well worth reading!!!   

Dec 03, 2016 05:22 AM #7
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hey James-we have all done that probably more than once. I know I have!

Dec 03, 2016 06:06 AM #8
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Sounds like something I might do if I cooked at all! Enjoy your day after the smell disappears!

Dec 03, 2016 06:11 AM #9
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

You forgot that real estate is just a 9 to 5 business and you were working after dinner.

Dec 03, 2016 06:12 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I cannot cast the first stone on this one, I have been guilty of this as has my wife.

Dec 03, 2016 06:20 AM #11
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

James Dray  we have all done that ..everyone makes mistakes and so can you ..Yuk

Dec 03, 2016 07:28 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have all done something similar in one fashion or the other.  Glad, it all worked out, and Ron who does the dishes would have thrown out the pan, and I would have encouraged him to do so.  A

Dec 03, 2016 07:40 AM #13
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This isn't an upbeat story but thank G-d no real fire.

Dec 03, 2016 09:13 AM #14
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good evening James Dray , well at least it was just some smoke and a burnt smell in the air.  You could have had to replace part of the kitchen, like we did after a Thanksgiving incident several years ago.

Dec 03, 2016 06:42 PM #15
Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP
United Realty Group - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hi James, The good news is that you got to eat your delicious dinner. Had that gone up in smoke, you and the dogs would be hunting for scraps to eat. The burnt smell can be challenging. Hope all is well now. 

Dec 03, 2016 07:39 PM #16
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James Dray, I suppose your post today wasn't meant to be funny, however, I was laughing and chuckling; actually could envision:  I ran through the house like a man on fire.  

Dec 04, 2016 11:11 AM #17
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

We've all had a similar situation James Dray .  Thank goodness you hadn't left the house and your nose caught the scent.

Dec 04, 2016 03:50 PM #18
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello James

Sounds like a good dinner, poor dogs and it could have been worse 

Dec 04, 2016 08:04 PM #19
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Good source for mulch sources..... Give them back to the environment.

Thanks of sharing.

Happy 2017 year.

Jan 01, 2017 10:27 AM #20
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Hi, James!

Too bad the dogs missed out on a treat.  At least next time, when in doubt, double check just to be safe.  Lesson learned.

Wishing you the best for 2017!


Jan 01, 2017 11:09 AM #21
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Just had one of my kids cook some microwave Mac-N-Cheese and they forgot to put water in first. It's been two days and the house still stinks!

Jan 01, 2017 04:49 PM #22
David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

I recently scorched a pan terribly... but fortunately it only took a short time to clean it.

Dec 06, 2017 07:08 AM #23
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