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BOTHER. - Diary of a Necromancer
Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense, you're just not keeping up
And then there was the part where Mum bumped the lightswitch that's been on notice for Suspicious Behaviour for a couple of years and it made sizzly noises and smelled like melting plastic; we've declared that circuit off-limits for realsies until we can get an electrician in to assess the situation, because clearly that is not normal or reasonable by any stretch, but now we're sitting here mostly in the dark because it's one of the 3-way switches for the hallway and god only knows what it might be cross-connected to given that nothing in this place seems to have been wired up correctly in the first place. More money we do not have, more resentments we did not need.

(My suspicion, for what it might be worth, is that since this particular switch sits roughly across the line where the two halves of the building are settling unevenly, "somebody" never left enough slack in the wires for this eventuality and something's pulled loose. We shall see.)

Here, have a picture of Festive Ren to compensate. I note that he's just about stopped speaking to me at all at this point, but I'm sure that this has nothing to do with that...


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lexin From: lexin Date: December 14th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Infuriating news about the light switch.

But a cool kitty. Hugs to the cool kitty.
green_knight From: green_knight Date: December 16th, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
That sucks - hope it can be fixed with a minimum of cost and effort.

(I wince in sympathy. This flat has two circuits: the original one, which apparently the second electrician did not want to touch, so he put a new one in. We *think* the old sockets are no longer live, but... )
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: December 22nd, 2015 03:40 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Nnng! That's just outside of enough!

(And Ren really is a lovely, long-suffering creature.)

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