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not again.....bad wiring and fear

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

February, 2009, I had been doing laundry and cooking supper, I cannot recall now what I had been cooking, but I do remember, it wasnt quite done, I had turned the oven back on for a few minutes to let it cook some more. Hubby had just called to tell me he was on his way home, it was around 5 in the evening.
All of the sudden, I heard what sounded like a truck (a great big truck) turning over on top of my house, I heard a sound I wont ever forget, and yet, I cant describe....the lights began to blink and the appliances, everything was going on and off, on and off.
I ran thru the house cutting everything off and ran and flipped the main breaker inside the breaker box.
I opened my front door to see if the world was coming to an end, and I saw my neighbor running pointing, so I walked out onto my porch and from over the roof I could see smoke billowing out.
I grabbed my dog first and then the phone and out the door I went, I called 911, and asked for the fire department, I explained what had happened, and once I was out to the back I could see it was coming from the electrical box.
Just inches from the wall of the house. I called hubby and told him to hurry, he was only minutes away.
By the time he got here and the fire dept guy came, the smoke had settled to a low roll and the sparks had stopped.
It was a wire or a breaker had blown out. Old wiring, shotty work I guess. The fire department man pulled the breaker out and called the power company. They sent a guy to disconnect my power from the main line.
So, the land lord let us stay in his other trailer next door for 2 nights, and he paid a guy to come and fix the breaker.
The last several weeks I have noticed things. The refrigerator kicks in, the kitchen light goes faintly dim.
The washer kicks to spin, the bathroom light dims.
The microwave, set on high power runs as though its on low. Hubby, thinking it was a breaker inside, checked the box and changed out one breaker. Didnt fix the problem.
And yesterday, I noticed my tv was blurry. About 8pm last night the picture went out on most channels and yet a few were decent. Some were rolling and some had no sound. Then I noticed my internet was off. OH THE HUMANITY!!!!!
I began calling neighbors and relatives to inquire if anyone else was experiencing this. NO....So, I put in a call to my cable provider and today they sent a guy out. He climbed up onto the pole and fixed it.
But when he came back he told us that whatever had caused my cable/internet to mess up, came from the power....he said there had been a power surge somewhere in the line and that when he went to check the outside cable box, he could hear a noise in our outside breaker.
I have been freakin out all evening, honey had to go to work and I went thru the house unplugging every appliance, except the tv and computer, lets not get crazy just yet.
But, I am worried sick the same thing will happen again.
And a fire scares me silly.
We are planning to move soon, as this is an old structure and the wiring, we have known for some time is faulty.
Lets just hope we can make it a few more days until we can get an electrician out to check it, my son, being an electricians helper, who never completed his training....wants to come check it out.
I love him and want him to continue his career, but I dont think I want to be the guinea pig.
If I am not online in the am, You all can guess things went from bad to worse.

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MOOMOO40 9/1/2010 3:01PM

    I hope everything works out for you and your family. I am glad that you are okay, thank goodness your house didn't burn down.Good luck in finding another place to live! emoticonTeresa

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DEE107 9/1/2010 10:27AM

    glad you and family and DOg is okay.. hugs

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    Hope everything works out well for you all.

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high school football

Friday, August 27, 2010

i am sitting here tracking and listening to the local high school football bowl game.
my team is winning at the moment, did you ever notice how biased the announcers sound? it is almost as if they are disappointed that the team is winning and they just cannot understand why the other team is losing.
ticks me off, i am happy at the moment my team is ahead by 18 in the 4th quarter.
i miss football season, when my son played, i worked the boosters, i was the treasurer and i worked the concessions and fund raisers.
it kept me busy during this time of year, and we had a tradition....every friday night... after the game, on the way home, we would stop off at the grocery and pick up cans of chicken noodle soup, as it was usually chilly at night, and come home and eat soup....and watch the highlights on the news.
i miss those days.
i have gone over my calories today, i dont know, im not obsessing over it, but disappointed, dont know why i did it.....i just felt like eating.
i hope everyone has a good weekend and GO WATCH SOME FOOTBALL....

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right now, right good....

Monday, August 23, 2010

well, so far, today has been an ok day....i stayed within my calorie range, and enjoyed a nice lunch and snack....
but, doom, doom, doom, the day aint over yet....
this time of day is when i begin my fall, i have a good supper, and oh man, i even enjoyed some nice apricot preserves, (i need to look for a recipe for that).........
but, will i be able to maintain thru the evening?
i am sure going to try.
right now, at this moment, sitting here, blogging, i have had a good day.

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AHARONA 8/24/2010 10:52AM

    Evening is my hardest time too. I have to make sure I've saved enough calories to eat a healthy but substntial dinner so that I'm not tempted to snack later out of hunger. I've also learned to make myself a nice big mug of herbal (decaf) tea each night - it soothes me, fills my tummy, helps me unwind, and keeps me hydrated. Reading Spark articles on those eves I'm at risk of filling a void with food also helps me keep focused.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

i am not a uber religious person, but there are times when prayer is all that can ease a worried mind, for those of you who believe in the power of prayer, i ask you to keep my son, jason, in your prayers tonight, he is traveling 4 hours alone to louisville, ky in a not so reliable car, and back on thursday, he is going to visit a good friend who is getting ready to be deployed to iraq.....and also pray for the friend that he makes it home safely....
so, until i hear from him, im nervous and so im trying to stay busy and out of the kitchen tonight...
it has been 2 long days of doctor appts, i have pt 2 times this week and thursday, so far, is the only day when i have nothing on the agenda.....boy, i hope it s a nice cool peaceful day....

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TRISHP1961 8/17/2010 6:10PM

    I am sure he will never regret the journey to KY to be with his friend. I'll keep him in my prayers this week...Let us know when he is back safe and sound...
Good luck with all the doctor appointments. At least you will have something else to keep you busy while he's gone.

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finally a break...

Friday, August 13, 2010

well i finally made it to the beauty salon and got my hair cut and my highlights, i feel so much better, it was sooo hot again today, it felt good to get rid of the extra hair...i have done so so the last 2 days, have gone over calories just a smidge...
but, i am drinking my water and i went and looked at recumbant bikes at kmart today, so, that is my birthday wish gift from hubby this year...since they are on sale, im trying to convince him to just go ahead and get it a month early....
i sure hope we get a break from the heat soon it just seems this has been the hottest summer in forever...i so dread to see my electric bill next month.
i sure hope all of you have a great weekend and stay on track and try to stay cool....
i hope my pic is viewable, will add some more soon....

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    Love it! Very pretty!!

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MICKEYD4 8/14/2010 1:41AM

    emoticon it makes your face brighter

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