Friday, July 06, 2007

Words You DON'T Want To Hear...

...when it's Friday at six pm and you've just arrived back from a week at the lake and just restocked the fridge and have a load of laundry to do and the kids are cranky, and you've tried to brew a cup of coffee because you've got a splitting headache but the maker won't work cuz that breaker went down (apparently) when you were gone. So you flip the breaker switch in the basement and ALL the power in the townhouse goes off, and no amount of reflipping corrects the situation. And so you call maintenance and about an hour later they show up and look at the box and flip some switches and there's a big spark and still no change and he says...

"Oh my...I've never anything like seen this before."
(what he meant was: "I've never seen anything like this before...", but his English was not so good)

Ulp.

Oh yeah...and it's the HOTTEST day on record for the city...EVER.


Waddaya say we all head back to the lake...


P.S. posted using last few seconds of dying battery while 'borrowing' neighbours wifi signal

UPDATE: for anyone who cares, 10:15 pm and after two electricians the power is FINALLY back on. Turns out there was a loose piece of metal in the plug-in for the coffee maker, and if one thingee shorts out or isn't connected or something, the whole place shuts down (I knew I shoulda taken those Shop classes instead of drama or art).

House is an oven, going to join kids at a good and caring and considerate and helpful friends (much cooler) house...

6 comments:

Kelly J. Compeau said...

Jeez, what a drama. I hope you and the family aren't melting like candle wax in the heat, Will.

Sal said...

I'd head back to the lake.

But aside from that, hope you are all OK

CAROLINE said...

Glad the coffee maker sounds like the only casualty and that you've found cool refuge. It's always something, eh?

Bill Cunningham said...

and the hottest day would be what...

70 degrees Fahrenheit?

CAROLINE said...

Bill, Regina is actually smack dab in the middle of the continental climate zone. It gets smoking' hot in the summer, well over 100 a lot of days, though it is a dry heat (heh). It also means it gets frostbite cold in the winter (again, a dry cold, not that that matters when your nose is about to fall off).

wcdixon said...

What Caro said...