My humble apologies, but this time, it is not my fault.
We have a serious electrical problem with our old house. The fuse that controls all of the outlets in the kitchen keeps going off and on (that’s right; the house is that old where we still have the old fashioned fuses in a fuse box). The electricity will go off for a few minutes or hours and then come back on without warning. Yesterday, it was off for about 5 hours before suddenly coming back on. In the meantime, I moved the entire contents of our fridge to the one we have in the garage.
New fuses don’t help. The electrician believes there is a short – in the wall. I don’t have to tell you what kind of fire danger that poses. So the electrician will be here any minute and will have to turn the electricity off for at least a couple of hours. Obviously, I won’t be able to post my recap of 24 – probably not until noon.
I appreciate your patientce and apologize for the delay in posting – especially after the series seemed to get back on track last night. I’ll have all the details later.
Back up and running at 10:15. Should be around 1:00 PM for post time.
Electrician says that if we’d let it go a few more days, the chances were excellent that the house would have been on fire and we would have been the last to know it. Fires that start in walls don’t generally trip the smoke alarm until they’re out of control. He’s going to recommend to the owner a major rewiring of the house, replacing the fuse box with circuit breakers.
Great. More downtime coming, I guess.
UPDATE: BAD NEWS
The electrician is back and needs to turn the power off again!
He says it may be a couple of hours which is double bad news since it bumps into my radio show that starts at 3:00 PM. He assures me that he will have the power back up by 2:30 PM at the latest so keep your fingers crossed.
As for the post? God knows. A this point it will be late afternoon or early evening before it’s blogged. For that, I can only humbly beg your pardon and plead with you to understand that circumstances beyond my control has left me with no options.