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14 August 2007 @ 09:57 pm
Oh, the Wonders of Electricity  
We are currently experiencing the weirdest kind of blackout in our house. The entire second floor, meaning my two humble rooms and bath, and about half of what lies downstairs have gone completely dark, from one moment to the next. Lights, computer monitors, alarm clocks, everything went out just like this, for no apparent reason.

Whatever has happened, apparently it has not caused one single fuse to blow. (The fuses were the first thing Dad and I checked, because they would have been the most obvious cause, and also the easiest solution. Strangely enough, they all look just as they should.) Also, when Dad turned on the water in his bathroom to wash his hands, the lights on the staircase flickered up briefly, and with my own upstairs bathroom it's exactly the same.

Water=Light. Not the most common of symptoms, I think.

Right at the moment I am sitting in our kitchen, which exactly like all other rooms facing East, remains strangely unaffected by the affair.

Dad promised to switch off the main fuse before going to bed, just to be on the safe side.
 
 
Current Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
 
 
 
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Bimo: Terra_incognitabimo on August 15th, 2007 08:58 am (UTC)
Thankfully, we've got an electrician dropping by at lunch time. I'm really curious what kind of technical failure is causing this mystery blackout.