Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb

Pesach no more.

It took less than an hour.

The aluminum foil is off the counters and the stove (the stove had a minor challenge I'll get into later.)
The Passover stuff is stored away in boxes and bags and such and the year round things and the chometz I sold and stored away as opposed to kept in closed-off cupboards is back where it belongs. My kitchen is back.

The challenge to the stove was this - the last day of Passover is a Yizkor day - a day when we say a prayer in remembrance of the dead, so I lit a yarzheit (memorial) candle for my father. A yarzheit candle is designed to burn for at least 24 hours. This one is in a little metal holder. Just for safety, I put it on a saucer. However, that saucer is from my Pesach set. I'd hoped it would have burned out by the time I needed to put the Pesach dishes away. It hadn't. So I took a set of tongs and put it on my stove, which was still covered in foil. And then I removed the rest of the foil and I wanted to take care of the stove, too. I finally realized I could - I took a year-round saucer and used my year-round tongs to put the candle on that and took care of the stove.

I suppose I could have blown out the candle, as it had been going for well over 24 hours, but I can't do it. It would be like blowing out my father.

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