Saturday, January 12, 2008

Weird Wiring

Currently Reading: See, I Told You So, by Rush Limbaugh. I know, what a change. Finished The Exorcist last night, and was actually a little disappointed in the ending, but relieved I was able to get through it w/o throwing up and no serious nightmares. Rush's book starts the bottom half of the box, and I didn't really look at anything else in there. That's what I do; reach in and grab. Actually, let me retract that. The next book I grabbed happened to be The Three Musketeers, but I read that one a couple of years ago, in paperback. I didn't have any desire to reread it, so I simply placed it in the other box, to be repacked. I loved the movies, and enjoyed reading it, but maybe again at a later date. The Three Musketeers was my 1st PG movie, and I think I was 7 or 8 when I first fell in love with Michael York...and then again at age 9 or 10 when he was in Logan's Run. Go ahead; make fun of me. Star Wars was two years away...

We blew a fuse this morning.

Literally.

At 6:45 this morning, a fuse blew, and discovered this house has weird ciruitry. My alarm clock and the fan in our bedroom quit. So did the refrigerator, the microwave in the utility room ('back porch', as my MIL called it), the computer in the whatever-you-want-to-call-it room, both televisions (Living room and basement), satellite, space heater in the basement, as well as the light over the shower, all went down. One replaced fuse (yeah, that's how old the house is!) and everything came back on.

In our old house, if a fuse blew, it occured in one room or another, and all you did was reset the breakers. Here, hubby sorted through an entire bowl of replacement fuses until he found one that either fit, or worked. I'm not exactly sure, because I chose to stay in bed!

Yes, I did not go on the road trip. But, I extracted a promise from K that if his dad was on the verge of taking any box to the dumpster, he was to look in it and call me first. And when he did call, it was to ask if I knew where the instruction manual to the Shopsmith might be.

"Let's see...we bought it when we lived in the house, so it's either in the file cabinet with the rest of them, or it was in the top drawer of the kitchen desk. And that means it went on the truck, and is down here."

I asked if they were tossing anything, and was assured 'No.' But I heard hubby in the background muttering about all the boxes of 'worthless books' as he closed the noisy storage door, so I know my items are still safe!

I have a taste for lasagna today. As soon as I get dressed, I'm heading to the store for lasgna noodles and ricatta cheese, the only items I don't have in order to make it. I usually make it up in the afternoon, cover it with foil, and put it in the fridge so the ingredients will 'marry' better. At dinner time, pop it in the oven for about an hour, and it's delicious! I also bought garlic bread. And that reminds me; I'll also get a Caesar salad. Hubby bought an Apple pie the other day that he's still eating, so I don't have to worry about dessert. But then again, there's always ice cream in the freezer around here. When do I ever worry about dessert until birthday time?

Haven't read any blogs yet today, so have no idea what's going on with Emmaline today. Go check out the blogs to the right and see what everyone else is up to today. I'm relaxing with my youngest children at the moment, and enjoying the peace and quiet. I should have at least two more hours before the boys come home, and I've already been told my Boy Scout's interview went well, and he should be spending next summer at Camp Maumee, earning money doing what he loves...spending time with other scouts.

10 comments:

Amarinda Jones said...

Rush Limbaugh? Isn't he a MCP?

Molly Daniels said...

MCP? What's that?

Amarinda Jones said...

Male chauvinist pig

Sandra Cox said...

Rush is a conservative MCP. grin.

Sandra Cox said...

My husband listens to him all the time, Molly.
Another grin.

Molly Daniels said...

My hubby still does. We used to watch his show, but after a while I decided nothing makes him happy, so I stopped. I listen every once in a while, if hubby's listening in the car. Doesn't mean I agree with him.

And yeah, just finished the 'femi-nazi' chapter...he is a MCP...

Molly Daniels said...

And I should point out...this book was written in '93. Frightening how accurate he painted the future, but hindsight's always 20/20...and he does have some valid points in there! Esp about a certain political candidate who is running for a certain office in the upcoming election...

Amarinda Jones said...

If you are talking about Hillary - everyone knew Hillary would run for President. That was a no brainer

barbara huffert said...

My ex used to grumble about all my "worthless" books scattered around the house. They're still here and he's gone...I think a wise choice on my part.

Molly Daniels said...

Good for you, Barb! #4 in my series deals with an idiot who has a skewered idea about romance books. Little did I know I'd trade one in for another...but #2 is all bark, no bite.

And I wasn't talking about Hillary running for pres...you're right; that was a no-brainer. No, I was talking about some of her views...