ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: ELECTRICAL SCARE....

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

ELECTRICAL SCARE....

I didn't have to call 911 but....
I was sitting here at the laptop in the kitchen and for at least an hour I thought I was smelling something...sure we just finished making supper a little while back and the bathroom not far could use a cleaning (got to love boys if you know what I mean lol) but neither one was the smell I was smelling. I was starting to get alarmed by it but being the paranoid person I am just brushed it off as being my imagination once again. A few minutes later I couldn't take it anymore and went through the house smelling for something suspicious and thought it was something electrical and narrowed it down to the living room. I quickly unplugged everything and waiting and thought that the smell was going away so back to the laptop I came :0) then my son came in and mentioned that he was smelling something so I quickly headed back to the living room and the smell was stronger...how could this be I unplugged everything so being me once again started to come up with conclusions that an electrical fire or something must be starting in the walls or ceiling being an 80 year old it could have been possible right...ok now don't panic yet I kept telling myself. In a panic at this point I called Matt at work to come home and in the meantime I called my dad to ask him what I should do. He sent me on a smelling hunt once again of the house and checked both electrical boxes...everything was fine and no smoke in the air, so back to the living room and it was stronger. I narrowed the smell down near the radiator and the lamp but they seemed fine then ..... ah ha! The adaptor to Blake's v smile game was pushed under the couch and had been plugged in for God knows how many days and over heated and was starting to melt the adaptor and the extension cord. I got hot fingers picking it up but luckily they didn't get burned. The panic was over before Matt arrived home and by then I was laughing about it. The smell is finally gone but now I am suffering from a headache and feeling a bit nauseous, hopefully some fresh air and Advil will help so I can get the kids off to bed and hop on the treadmill. The scare is over and my heart rate is finally coming down...at least for now lol
I guess I should post this on my family blog to let them know what happened, My dad is probably waiting to here from me again after our last phone call!

5 comments:

jenn said...

I'm so glad this happened while you were there to find it, and everything is okay!

That's scary stuff.

Carrie Smith said...

Thank God it was today and not tomorrow and my busiest away from home Thursday. I wouldn't have been home until well after supper time.

Things are good and the smell is finally gone...so is my headache!

texas_sweetie said...

hi Carrie,long time not been here I know.I am using my husband's computer right now because for some reason my laptop hang up when I try to open all of your blogs I don't know why that is.

Just want to say hi to you and I appreciate you always peek into my blog.Passing by before I sign out for I am having a slight migraine right now.Goodnight to you and hope to see you around.

ammaro said...

oh lol... thats funny, but hey, seriously do be careful...

Petula Wright said...

I'm glad you were able to find that smell... could have been a disaster!