It all started when after a heavy rainstorm we noticed water leaking from our power box. *yikes* We had to hire an electrician to come over and install new boxes inside and out. That actually went pretty smoothly so when he finished we had him look at a couple of our outlets to see how they looked. You see, unfortunately for us, our house was wired with aluminum which, I guess sucks. Most people have copper. We had been told prior to this that it would probably be a good idea to have the house redone with copper, but it costs quite a bit of money so we had put it off until now. When the electrician checked the outlets he said they had to be redone or else we could have serious problems down the road. :(
Anyway...the job began this past tuesday and was supposed to last for two days. Needless to say, he still is not finished! In the midst of doing the job he found many other problems here and there that needed to be dealt with (costing us yet more money), the worst of which was found on thursday. While rewiring our guest bedroom he found that one of the outlets had burned right through the wall and within a matter of days/weeks it would caused a fire and we probably would have lost our house! D`:
I don't think I've ever mentioned this tidbit of information about myself here, but I am terrified of fire, always have been, so I was completely hysterical! Thank the dear Lord this problem was found before anything happened, which I am eternally grateful for, but when I think of what could have happened I just loose it. So now he has to cut out part of the wall and change more of the wiring and drywall the area, which, you guessed it, costs more money. *cries* Our house is still completely torn up, furniture and various things pulled out and scattered all around (I'm not good with clutter), so I'm struggling to be calm right now. I'm not sure how far into next week this job will last, but it's just a disaster!
During all of this they have been turning the power on and off, so I've only been able to get online for short intervals and got way behind with my f-list and everything else. I've beeb trying to catch up last night and today, so I hope I didn't miss anyone's entries!
On a happier note, I would like to wish Happy Birthday greetings to makesmebelieve & anndawson. I hope you both have a wonderful day surrounded by your friends and families! *hugs*