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Friday, February 5, 2010

F Bomb Friday


Created by Mimi, after you read mine, go check out hers.

This is my first F Bomb Friday. Luckily it coincided with the perfect thing to discuss. The Effing power went out again! See I was peacefully sleeping in my bed when I'm awakened at four in the morning by a really annoying beep. beep.. beep.. beep.. So I get out of bed to find out which freakin smoke detector is going off so I can throw it out the window. I try to turn on the lights and nothing. I click it again, nothing. Damnit. That's when I notice why it is completely pitch black in my house which usually has the standby lights on from the computer, tv, DVD, oven, microwave..... Basically everything in my house has a light that stays on even when it is off because I don't bother to go around unplugging every damn thing. Anyway, the annoying beep was the stupid surge protector for the computer which starts beeping when it no longer has a full charge. So I unplug the stupid thing and go back to bed. Twenty minutes later, beep.. beep.. beep... beep.. This time I kicked hubby out of bed to go downstairs and figure out what the hell is going off. It was the carbon monoxide detector which I guess now needs a new battery. (Great! another thing for me to do today.) So he returns to bed and starts counting down since he gets up at five, I guess he figured that going back to sleep at four thirty wasn't worth it, so keeping me from sleeping was a good idea. #$%&! So he gets up just before the alarm would have gone off. He gets me the flashlight so when it is time to get up, the kids can use the bathroom and see to get dressed. Then he tells me, "You guys are going to freeze." Huh? Apparently our lovely central air/heat doesn't work without electricity and since the power went out in the middle of the night, the temperature of the house had been steadily dropping. #$%&! Then about a half an hour later, (just in case I had fallen asleep by mistake) he texts me to tell me they said on the radio that the power was all out in the area because some idiot drove himself head first into a telephone pole and the pole came down and shut down a transformer. Of course minutes later, I hear the news helicopters circling directly over my house. FYI, they are not quiet. The lights went on just before I would have gotten up.

Facebook fan page of the day: After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF.

10 comments:

MiMi said...

Facebook fan page for today is hilarious!
I HATE when the power goes out...not only is it cold and inconvenient, but that's when the random beeping and $#!T happens!

The Only Girl said...

ha! I did a post about a very similar experience with our carbon monoxide - don't you hate being woken up that way!

Shawn said...

We have a Select Comfort bed, you know the sleep number bed. So it's hooked up to an air compressor. Every time the power goes out there's a lock that stops the air from leaking out of the bed. It makes a horrible click-click-click and then beeps 3-4 times. So very annoying but I guess not nearly as bad as waking up like a taco in your deflated mattress!

Xazmin said...

Ugh...sounds like not very much fun at all!

I HATE when the stupid CO2 detectors beep their heads off when the power is out!

Ed Adams said...

That sucks. We're all electric, so we would have just frozen to death.

Tracie said...

OMG! That is horrible and funny at the same time.

blueviolet said...

That surge protector thing makes me nuts!!!!! It's so obnoxious!

Unknown Mami said...

Not fun at all!

MODG said...

I JUST told B this is like my worst nightmare. No power in a snow storm?!?!?!? I would die.

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