thanks for the kind words from most of you. i'm just so glad that it waited to do it till i had it where it was. i had it stored in a closet before then, surrounded by all my other project stuff. that would have been a much worse outcome. also very glad i didn't have my computer anywhere near it.
it's just so discouraging. i finally had it all figured out how to finish it and was totally motivated. and now this.
bacteria: i actually wasn't in the same room when it happened. i was in my kitchen cooking, and the handyduo was in my guest room upstairs. i'm not sure what it looked or sounded like. i was blasting some music at the time. i just smelled something not right and started searching for where it was coming from.
kurt: it's rather hurtful of you to say that this makes you laugh. i have lost a lot of money, time, and hard work due to this. i did do everything correctly for preventing this from happening. i don't know what happened. maybe something was faulty.
sorry it took me a while to reply. i just haven't had the desire to get on the forums much today. hopefully at some point i'll get the courage and desire again to finish one of my other projects.