It started out like any other morning. I got up, bleary, wandered down the stairs in need of tea. I boiled the water. I pulled down the box of Typhoo and plucked out a bag, deposited it in the pot, with the string and tag depending out. Then… I went to pour the water in. And, for some reason, I did so over the sink. I suppose I was trying to avoid drippage of water onto the counter (I usually put a towel under my tea pot to catch drips).
Well, it was a bad idea. Holding the tea pot in one hand and pouring with the other. Don’t do it. A bit of boiling water splashed on my hand. Not enough to do any damage. Well… not to my hand. Unfortunately, it was enough to shock me and make me drop the teapot.
It didn’t survive.
I was reduced to “by the cup” for several days.
Several dark days.