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Almost Fried

Came home in the dark....no really. It has been a long and tiring day yesterday mostly because of fetching the kids here there and everywhere. Then when I came home at night, everything was dark. Keep pressing the switch on and off, on and off....nothing happened. The kids going 'Mom, this house is so spooky. Maybe it's haunted'.....DIDN'T HELP!! Luckily, husband parked his car and was on his way up already. So, decided to wait downstairs for him to come up and see what in the world is wrong with the....the whole thing lah. Came up, he tinkled around with the switches the switch box....on off on off....nothing wor. In the wet kitchen, there's this particular power socket that has been giving us some problems all this while. It keeps giving us problems by frying up the sockets and all that. After many times of changing the power socket and the connecting sockets, it finally gave in. It bloody exploded! The irony of it all is this....me and the kids are usually at piano class on Thursdays and then we would usually come home to the condo without visiting my in-laws' punya house nearby. No time for kids to do homework and relax if we go there. But this Thursday, my husband asked me to bring the kids over there and usually I would refuse. Maybe because I was kind of tired, I agreed lor. Imagine if the power socket exploded and burned while I was in the wet kitchen washing dishes or something! Alamak....I tell you, I will really freak out and call the fire department already! But luckily, the burn wasn't extensive....but still scary lah, right? Really ironic and funny that I was decided to bring the kids over to in-laws at that particular night after Joshua's piano class, isn't it? If not, I would be stuck here with no inkling as to what to do with the stupid thing. Maybe even throw water or something at it. Dunno...and then electrocute myself in the process hor? Scary, man!

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Anonymous said…
Shit!! That looks bad!! Your home could have burned down, y'know?? That is one of the most common causes of fire in houses. Dangerous!! Better check of other electrical sockets are ok.

BTW madam, still waiting for you to finish your turn at scrabulous!! Faster!!
Anonymous said…
ya lah, tell me about it, man! scared the shit cripes outta me! like, wanna pengsan when we saw it with the flashlight....HOLY TOLEDO!!!

Big wakeup call. Tomorrow the electrician coming liao! wanted him to come today but he cannot wor.

Eh, my house nearly burned down, my friend ended his own life....where got mood to play scrabulous yet??? wait wait wait....once I get started, i sure beat you wan. don't worry about that!!!

:-)
Jamie said…
Lucky minor damage only.

Better check that particular wiring because short circuits of these type will generally shorten the lifespan of the wires.

You can have it done by a process called "meggering" which can be done by a lot of elctricians and won't cost you a lot.
Anonymous said…
Marsha, surely you not so si-bodoh lah....where you will go and throw water on burning socket. Wah liow.....

Anyway, all is well. I can tell you had a 'shock' from your writing. Hehehe....

Make sure you teach your boys not to touch the problematic sockets and also any electrical points if they can't switch on the lights. It is good to give them a torch by their bedside table and also one handy in the lounge for future power failure. This amah thinking ahead.
Anonymous said…
if your house was made out of papan, it would have been a goner, marsha! get the electrician to fix EVERYTHING!

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