She's standing by the window, enjoying the view as well as the warmth from the baseboard heat. She's got her big sister's ring. It's banded with various colors. She turns it around and says, "It's white...and lellow...and green....and blue...and white...and lellow...and green...and blue...and white..."
Suddenly I hear a loud plink. "Oh, nooooo!"
"What's wrong?" I ask.
She looks down at her empty hand, then back at me. "Somebody dropped that ring into the heater!"