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Two Identical Heating Pads Die Within Hours of Each Other (Elderly Woman Freezes Her Butt Off)

Sounds like a newspaper headline, doesn’t it? The only reason I’m posting about this is because it actually happened to me yesterday. It’s cold where I live and I need these things to keep my chair(s) warm, or any place I want to sit and not be uncomfortably cold. One heating pad is about 2 years old, and the other one is only 2 months old, give or take. They are the exact same brand and style. And they both chose yesterday to die. 

Now, I know that nowadays, most items are created to expire in a certain amount of time. Used to be when I was a kid (a rather long time ago) that this didn’t happen. Probably anybody with grey hair can remember those days, but today, everything—and I mean everything—dies right and left and we think nothing of it, other than being annoyed that we have to buy a new one. 

So I’m really quite impressed at the synchronization of the expiration date of these heating pads. Talk about perfect timing. It makes me wonder though . . . is it just me or does this sort of thing happen to anyone else?

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Carolyn has worked with animals for most of her life (prepare yourself, the list is long): cats, dogs, horses, cows, goats, sheep, rabbits, turkeys, ducks, chickens, guineas, and geese. She was married to a cowboy for twenty-five years and during that time lived on seven different cattle ranches. She learned how to give shots to cattle, brand cattle, castrate bull calves and close the head catch in time to capture the beast that was flying through the working chute like a streak of lightning. She also learned to back the truck up to the trailer hitch and get it right the first time. When a teen, she attended horsemanship clinics and schools, and competed in horse shows that included dressage and jumping. She owned and trained seven of her own horses. After having two children, both of whom she homeschooled until they passed the SAT with flying colors (which is absolutely no credit to her as they both reside in the genius category and continually leave her wondering what the heck is going on) she dove into homesteading, learning how to make her own bread, make soup stock from scratch, butcher chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, and cows, and one year had so much fun canning everything in sight that when she counted the full glass jars in the pantry, she was shocked to discover there were over a thousand. Her knowledge of settings used as the basis of her stories is diverse due to the fact that she has lived in many different states including Idaho, Montana, California, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Indiana, New Jersey, Washington, and Arizona. She now resides near Seattle. Her hobbies include knitting, crocheting, soap making, and, of course, writing. Oh, and her favorite author? P. G. Wodehouse.

3 thoughts on “Two Identical Heating Pads Die Within Hours of Each Other (Elderly Woman Freezes Her Butt Off)

  1. Oh that suuuucks…I’m so sorry. It’s incredible how things like this happen sometimes.
    Yes, stuff like this happen around my house/to my household too and we find it infuriating and hilarious.
    I wonder if your heating pads were the same age? I know you said one of them you’ve only had for two months, but is there any possibility they were manufactured around the same time, maybe?

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