Yup. That's right. At 1:07 this morning, we had already had the fire dept. at the house.
Soooooooo....I unplugged my laptop and the outlet
started a fireworks display from inside the wall.
I got up and went into bed but then heard it again.
Then it stopped.
Then went to the kitchen
for Payton's milk, turned on lights and they began to flicker then the
outlet sparked again.
Then we tried calling
It's 11:40 at this
point. This is not an easy task. Finally got a hold of a company -
waiting for a return call.
Call fire dept. They answer. I tell him the situation and he
"We're on our way"
Oh crap. Sirens blazing?
5 minutes- I hear the truck roaring up the street- lights blazing:)
3 firemen walk in.
I explain the situation. And I DO tell
them that the cord I was using has a tear in it- they said that
shouldn't be the problem. Woowoo!! Guilt disappears. Except I have a sneaky suspicion it is from that. I know, I know. BAD LINDSAY.
about the breaker. I show them to the garage that was never intended to
be an obstacle course, but sadly is.
I tell them I tried to find the switch for the living room, but it's
impossible to read.
Fireman - "wow you're right"
return to the living room and one fireman stays behind to flip switches
to find it.
He found it. Blackout. The unintended Garage obstacle course turns
into a blind one. We actually hear a crash. Who knows what was knocked
They unscrew outlet. Find some
black. Say outlet probably needs to be replaced. You're good as long as
fuse switch is flipped off. No one can be electrocuted now.
This is them testing the outlet out with a lamp. Crazies. I wouldn't
have plugged anything into that!
Although they said we're totally fine, I have this fear about being in the house now! Electrician is coming at some point today. Hopefully they'll fix EVERYTHING.