Monday, May 19, 2008

Mighty peculiar

A couple of days ago, our Aquila-supplied electricity "blinked" off for about two seconds.  This was enough to send our Dish TV receiver searching for signals, and to make my computer reboot itself in a highly unhealthy manner.  No harm done there, though.

But the electric LED clock/timer on my gas range stayed dark.  Cliff tried unplugging it and plugging it back in.  Nothing.  "Must have spiked and burnt it up," was his assessment.

I don't leave my printer on all the time.  So when I turned it on yesterday to use it, lo and behold, it wasn't getting any juice either.  Dead as a mackerel.

So I figured that little "spike" got the printer, too.

I awoke at 2 A.M. to see the clock beside my bed blinking.  Way to go, Aquila.  Now what have you done?

As I sleepily headed through the kitchen to the bathroom (a trek I will no longer have to make once we're moved because there's a bathroom WITH the bedroom), I noticed the timer/clock light on my stove was blinking.  HUH?  I thought it was dead!

When I got up this morning I set the clock and it worked just fine.  Out of curiosity, I walked over and turned on the printer.  It lit up and growled at me, ready to print.

Just one of those things that make you go hmmmm.


sharonna1955 said...

how weird is that good luck from here on in with it.....bless youLove Sue?

fierrorachel said...

Our clocks were blinking this morning, too.

madcobug said...

Sounds as if part of the power in your home is on different breakers. We once had a camper that did that. It had a faulty outlet somewhere causing the problem and had to be traced down and replaced. Come to think of it the same thing happened here at home this past winter. Helen

lmitc89854 said...

Drives me nuts too!!

marainey1 said...

I'm glad all is working.  That is a strange one, but since it put things back in order we won't even try to guess.  'On Ya' - ma

lanurseprn said...

That's weird. I wonder what happened. I'm glad it didn't break your things.

gifdude said...


It's Casper the Ghost! :D

ryanagi said...

After a power surge/outage and some of the house was back on but part wasn't? I'd be worried about a short in the wiring somewhere. Don't want a fire to start in the walls or something.

fowfies said...

That is strange! You would think maybe a breaker was tripped or burned up...but it all came back on by itself. Just glad its all working now. Kelly

randlprysock said...

Yes we have some equipment in our house with a mind of its own that make you go hmmm here too.  Hugs,

helmswondermom said...

They were just staging a protest, apparently!

suzypwr said...

The house is letting you know it will miss you!