Funny how life goes and comes around. Just over a week ago I had the fun little burned bean experience. Today, my friend had a similar experience- only with a pot of potpourri on her stove instead of black beans. I feel for her in a huge way. She is a fabulous woman, so at least I am in good company on this one! I hadn't planned on saying any more about our smoke fun, but after talking to my friend I realized I needed to record for posterity the one other thing that I think really made a difference in clearing the air- literally. Like the Advanage last month, this a a blatant endorsement for a product only because it has saved my nose. 3M makes the Filterete 700 for furnaces. It happens to filter smoke. It does a wonderful job. I found it at Walmart for $8.88 plus tax. Worth every penny. I didn't find it until 3 or 4 days after our little incident so it could just be a coincidence that it made such a huge difference for us. All I know is that the day after I put it in and ran the heat, there was a very noticable difference in our air quality, not to mention the indoor temperature since I could now close all the doors and windows during the day. (My poor visiting teachers froze when they were here last week.) In fact, yesterday I didn't even think about the smell of smoke until after dinner. That was a very nice change. I hope you never need this information. However, since it appears that what ever "burn-something-on-the-stove" bug that is going around is "catchy", especially to people that know me, I throw out my 2 cents in the hopes it helps someone else. You may also want to think twice before having much contact with our family for a little while. I don't know how long we'll be contagious.