Breaker , Breaker one-nine! That’s a big ten-four!
So last night a little summer thundershower knocks the crud out of the power at the duplex. Wham-O! Zap. Nizzzzt. Well, no one was home except the dogs. That said no one noticed. We were stuffing our faces with steak & salmon at Jason’s grill. My favorite place to eat. O joy!
When my roommates got home lo & behold the electricity was back on except in two of the three bedrooms. MINE & THEIRS. Niiice!
Now that breaker has tripped many times before. One time it was late at night. I was home alone & had just ended a tumultuous semi-relationship with a FREAK of a guy (and that’s ANOTHER story) . The breaker box is located OUTSIDE (why?why?why?). Not only just outside but outside towards the back. Not only outside towards the back but specifically RIGHT by my window. Excellent!
side note here I am actually not a scaredy cat home alone or at dark—in the winter I sleep with my window open—but I digress
For whatever reason that night, my overactive movie reel brain(that watched too much horror as a child-thanks Dad) imagined said FREAK dressed in black from head to toe tip toeing between the duplexes. Pen light in hand he opens the breaker box (without making a squeak-mind you) and FLIPS the breaker to MY room. Because magically he knows the label that says plugs on the left side bottom is MY room. And he wanted to make me suffer without a ceiling fan!
HA! I knew it! (*lol*)
OK so not really what happened being it went off several times after that. My bad. Apparently it’s just a twitchy breaker. And apparently noone is out for revenge on me. And apparently it’s just had it’s limit & will NOT turn on and stay. No. Matter. WHAT. Yes I tried it a kazillion times. (OCD me-click,click,click,click) What was the definition of insanity again?????
No biggie, I slept in Syd’s empty room. She is in Gulfport , Mississippi as she is every summer. (and now holidays & breaks too now that her Dad moved there with his family to be near his only sister) It was a little odd in there. I had a little creepy teenage cooties in the bed thing (sorry Syd) but I got over it (there is NO such thing as cooties). I had my two pillows & my two fans and I was golden. I actually didn’t move all night I woke up in the *exact* same position which is very weird for me. I woke up only two nights ago scooched down & diagonal on my bed. My head was about to hang off. It was definitely in the danger zone of a Salem tongue slobber bath RIGHTon my head & face (the temptation she must have faced poor girl).
So I’ve called maintenance to come, moved dogs around, changed the air filter, and hopefully they can fix it soon so we don’t have to create fire hazards by using extention cords to rooms. And I can sleep in my OWN bed (sans teenage girl cooties). 🙂
I have a praise report from it.
What a blessing the A/C was not affected.
Praise, Praise, Praise!
May your breakers be long & not short. (shorted out get it??) HA!
Over & Out.