Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Breaker, Breaker

I blew a breaker (I needed the money) in my house last week - one week ago to the day. At first, it seemed I had only "thrown" the breaker, because we turned everything off, popped them all to "Off" and then to "On" and everything started back up. I unplugged several items, but a few minutes later, it all went out again. We got it back on a second time using the same technique, but it all died several seconds later. Finally, it did nothing, no matter what we tried.

Of course, I called the slumlord. He said he'd call someone and have it fixed. I saw him Monday and told him it was still down and he said the guy he'd talked to told him he'd already come by and fixed it, so he would give him another call.

At any rate, here it is a week later and everything in my house is running off three outlets in the kitchen. Of course, by that I mean everything I can run... I don't want to throw another breaker and be without any electricity, At least I have my computer, though it's hard to sit here all day without the TV or something on in the background. I have been playing DVDs beneath whatever I'm working on and my computer's performed quite capably under the strain, but I've already seen all the movie I have almost as often as I've listened to all my music.

I really wish life would throw me a bone once in a while. I mean, one really great month or two would put me back on my game. That's not true; if I had one or two really great months, then everything went back to the same, I'd only be that much more depressed.

Le sigh.

Anyway, I'll be here off and on, but it's a real mess here and there's not much I can do about it.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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