Yesterday was a disaster! First, the TV in the living room went blank. The lights all over the house would dim and come back bright, dim, and come back. We called Murphy and he came over and moved a TV from the kitchen into the living room. Jim and I don't enjoy the same type TV programs. He watches in the living room and I watch in the kitchen or bedroom. When Murphy changed the cables and plugged in this TV, it made a loud noise and it died. Ok, so I went to the back bedroom to check to see if that one would work, and it was smoking, filling the room. I panicked and Murphy came running, unplugged and removed all the cables. It then calmed down.
We have a friend that is electrician and Jim called him to come and check out the electrical parts in our home. He did come, checked it all and said all registered ok. Jim then called the power board and a man came within the hour. Went up on the power pole outside, checked it, came then and checked all the wiring and all was ok. In the meantime, while the guy was on the pole, a new family that has just moved in next door, went over to ask him to come to their house as something happened and knocked out their washer and dryer.
We are to call a certain person at the power board on Monday to see about replacement of our TV's, as it was determined there was a power surge from somewhere close by.
Ok, we are not at the end yet!
Jennifer, the middle daughter, called and sent a picture of her youngest, who had shut the car door on her little thumb. Of course Elizabeth cried, but Jennifer said her sister, Caroline probably cried the hardest. The little girls are very close to one another, like twins might be. They rushed E. to an emergency clinic close by where they xray'd and found no broken bones, had to put a few steri-strips instead of stitches, and pink bandage on her thumb. Bless her heart, Jennifer said she was more worried they would give her a shot, than fussing about the pain. Children - got to love them.
To end this long epistle, today is Murphy's 41st birthday and he is having a cookout at his house with multiple number of guests. No rest for his neighbors - us!
Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
(after yesterday, I really am!)