Did I mention our house was built in 1929?
Did I mention we haven't gotten around to upgrading the electricity in the 14 years of living in the house?
Did I mention it's an actual miracle the house hasn't burned down yet?
After a few hours of fiddling around with wires and fuse boxes (yes we still have fuses) and a couple of trips to Lowes we figured out that the whole thing is just shot and we need to upgrade the box (no kidding) and rewire the house.
This is the part where I start drinking every fifteen minutes and/or become comatose and/or kill myself.
Fortunately (or not) my husband (MH) is getting certified in doing electrical things -- he's actually half-way through his first electricity class -- yea us.
Anyways, this morning I did the dishes --and yes I had to heat the water on the stove, cleaned out the fridge (way nastier than I thought it would be), packed up all the laundry I was going to do today, and we moved out to my mother-in-laws. We will most likely be here for a week. at least. Depending on what kind of electrician we can find to fix this thing.
We'll be driving home a couple of times a day to check on the cat and the fish (the fish are never going to survive this). I'll be moving my home office out here.
Luckily I have the world's best mother-in-law ever. If we had to move in with my mom we'd all be dead in 24 hours.
Sadly we seem to be the kind of people that take care of things this way -- wait until it falls apart. I'm hoping this will be the kick in the ass we need to be proactive and take care of things before they totally fall apart. We'll see. At least I'll have something to blog about for the next few days or so.