I'm back...again!  

candy69sosweet 61F
10901 posts
10/30/2005 1:12 am
I'm back...again!

If you missed me the last few days, it's for a veryverygood reason. Wednesday, the circuit to my den and daughter's bedroom blew. Normally it's just a trip to the basement, flip the breaker off and on again, and boot the puter back up.

Not this time. The breaker was totally blown. No juice. Nada.

Hubby, in his infinite knowledge (NOT!) decides that since that circuit didn't work, lets try other ones.

Um...I don't think it works that way dear.


What are you doing?

FLIP. Well, that one didn't do anything, so I thought I try another.


I told you it is that breaker. That's the one I have always had to flip before.


I stomp upstairs and tell daughter, "would you go downstairs and show dad which breaker is the rightone? He doesn't believe me."

Daughter goes down and I hear her saying it's that one dad.

That one doesn't do anything, What about THIS one?


Now the house is in total darkness because he flipped the main breaker. DUH! Want to talk about not being the brightest bulb in the box?

So I call down, "will you stop playing around with the circuits and turn on the stupid lights!!"


The lights flicker on and off, on and off, until they finally stay on. All except the den and daughter's bedroom.


STOP IT! We need to replace the damn breaker.

FLIP!!! This man is stubborn!

He finally comes upstairs about ten minutes later and says, we have to replace the breaker.

DUH! Yes dear, that's probably right.

So Thursday, he and his brother (thank goodness bro-in-law knows what he's doing!) go down and replace the breaker.

Power again, YAY! All is good to go. So puter boots up, but before I can say AdultFriendFinder, I hear


Darkness. Now I'm getting pissed. You could have told me you were turning them off again! Seems there was a crackling sound coming from the box. So they come upstairs and say that there's something wrong with the wires.

Well, they found the problem. One of the outlets, the wires didn't have the orange cap to keep the wires together. Daughter uses that outlet for a space heater (which we've been telling her not to use!) THe wires were touching and shorting out. The box was scorched. We're lucky we still have a house!

So they fix that, and hubby goes back down.


The main power goes back on.


The power is restored to my den. Can I turn the puter on now?

Yep, all set.

YAY!!! It's been almost two days, I missed you guys. So I turn the puter on, and guess what?

Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Oh wait....I hear something.....the fan starts to run veryveryslowly.

Louder now. But still no pic on the monitor, and it doesn't sound too healthy.

Tried to turn it off, and I couldn't. Held power button in to turn it off. The puter shuts off, but the monitor light is blinking on....off....on....off.... I can't turn it off! Turn the puter back on, and it sounds like it's booting up normally...but I can't see anything happening. Well, long story short, the monitor blew out. Probably from all those FLIPPING FLIPS!

Today, went to Circuit City and bought me a 19" analog monitor. This baby is so veryverynice! I also bought a battery back up, in case it happens again.


Kisses & Hugs,

~Friendship is a gift given from the heart and treasured forever~

rm_BetsyBiguns 47F
9 posts
10/31/2005 8:33 pm

Thanks for the great laugh.....our husbands must be related!!!!

slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
10/31/2005 6:14 pm

    Quoting keithcancook:
    LMAO slide!

    It's veryverynice to have you back candysoveryverysweet!
Hey..KCC...always glad to make someone laugh...but you ain't heard nuthin yet...just wait til I get's warmed up. I kill me...LOL.

Oh and Candy...when ever you see your hubby...just do that little "flipper dolphin" noise...and then just smile. Then if and when he gets curious enough to ask WTF..then very, very sweetly...and don't forget eye battin...just tell him he's your itty bitty cootie flipper man. Then...turn 'round and joyfully skip out of the room. **while softly making the flipper noise **

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

keithcancook 60M
17783 posts
10/31/2005 8:05 am

LMAO slide!

It's veryverynice to have you back candysoveryverysweet!

tillerbabe 56F

10/30/2005 2:28 pm

I think I need to come over to your house.... you're scaring me! (gets firefighting gear and extinguisher in hand.....)
BTW- when you "set" your clocks back...did you change the batteries in your smoke detectors? I know, I know....you're stressed - too much "Home Improvement"....but its just the "safety" thingy in me...

Glad you're "BACK" sweetie....safe and sound.

realmom2 58M/50F

10/30/2005 1:16 pm

I'm sending you the cleaning bill for the pants I just wet, and my mascara is running.

OMG!! Best laugh I've had all week... Sounds a lot like my house.

Thanks Candy

slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
10/30/2005 9:34 am

WOO HOO!!! So did ya feel like "flippin" him off...lol....men, I tell ya....here's a new nickname for your hubby..."FLIPPER"...LOL

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


10/30/2005 9:22 am

So veryveryglad to see you again ,,, sometimes if men would just LISTEN we women would not have to suffer


dano6332 56M

10/30/2005 7:53 am

He sounds as handy as me. I have friends who do this stuff for me so I dont hurt myself

expatbrit49 62M

10/30/2005 6:23 am

LOL, but now 19 inch monitor. Wow I bet I look good that big

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