The day started with Hubby giving the dog a chew treat this morning when he went to fix us coffee. Turns out, that treat ended up making a nasty mess on the carpet in the living room where she decided to chow down on it. I go to clean it up and I now have a lovely clean spot in a mess of a high traffic area. Typical me, this doesn’t work and I just decide to bite the bullet and just shampoo the whole living room as I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Noticing a pattern here?
After moving all the furniture out of the room, I go to plug in the vacuum when I remember the outlet I’m going to use is the one that caused us problems when we had the portable AC unit over the summer, so I move it to another outlet in the living room. Plug it in, turn it on and it runs for about a second before it stops. My brand new vacuum.
I move it to an outlet in the kitchen and it works so I get that part done. When I go to grab the shampooer, it dawns on me that I likely tripped the breaker so I try the light in the dinning room (yes, those are on the same circuit, though they probably shouldn’t be) and it isn’t working. I go to check the breaker and there is nothing tripped.
Just to be sure, I flip the breaker I know supplies the area in question and turn it back on again hoping that will fix the problem. Nope. Still no light in the dinning room. Still no power to the outlets in the living room. Or, at least half the living room. The other half must be on another breaker, though my cable box did shut down and restart after I flipped the breaker, so who knows.
I was able to get the carpet done by plugging into an outlet on another circuit, but as of right now, I have zero power going to the effected area. That includes the overhead light and fan in the living room. The fan that I had intended to run to help the carpet dry faster.
So now, I have clean, but wet carpet and a need to get an electrician out to the house to figure out what kind of a cluster fuck we having going on with the electricity in the house. Hopefully, before that cluster fuck shows itself to be the ugly mess that it could be and burn the whole frickin’ house down around our ears.
I love owning a home, but this year has been absolute shit on the scale of crap things that can happen when owning a home.