May 4, 2011

When It Comes to Electricity Issues, I'm on a 'Need To Know' Basis

Me: Mr. Man, why are the lights in the house flickering?
Mr. Man: Well, it's happening throughout the house. So it's probably a city electricity issue.
***fast forward 18 hours***
Me: Mr. Man? Why is there no electricity upstairs?
Mr. Man: I turned the breaker off because...............Do you really want to know what I've known for awhile?
Me: You mean I've been on a 'need to know' basis about an issue with the electricity in our house?
Mr. Man: Yup.
Me: (considers next move.)
Me: Will said electricity issue further delay the insulation/bathroom project?
Mr. Man: (considers next move.)
Me: You know what? 'Need To Know' works for me.


  1. AnonymousMay 04, 2011

    hives. the mere thought of electrical issues gives me hives.

  2. Ha! Ha! Ha! Good for you.....whereas me on the other hand? I'd have my husband's head reeling with the questions I'd be asking.....rapidly!!! ^_^

  3. AnonymousMay 04, 2011

    Yeah that would totally be me, too.

    Jorge majored in engineering. I majored in tourism. I think it's clear who handles electrical issues.

  4. I get nervous just turning on a lamp...

  5. Uh yeah, I'm handy and all but electricity SCARES me. Besides, my hair is plenty frizzy without getting shocked ;)

  6. Sounds like you guys have a solid relationship. For real.

  7. absolutely hysterical
    I'm on a need to know basis with these types of things too.

  8. remember my 'bird's nest' electrical junction box in the attic?? yeah... i can relate, unfortunately. the attic has been tidied up by the electrician... so now there is just the foyer, the porch light and the exterior lights.... right.

    good luck. :S

  9. Hmmmm.... Wire cutters, junction box, electrical tape, electric tester, cable ties... Any questions? BTW, good call on shutting the power off... I've received my share of doing the "electric boogaloo"

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