Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's a little bit Yikes! and a little bit eeee! and a little bit huh?!! and then it's just oh!

This was me about 10 minutes ago. Romantic huh!! NOT ! I was shivering, I was jumping at every little creak and tick, I was waiting some sort of gruesome figure to come crashing through the window brandishing kitchen knives, (you know the really shiny silvery sharp knives that are great for slicing through the skin of a tomato without so much as a hint of resistance by the softness of the flesh).

ok, ok, onto the facts now, I was minding my own business, with kids snuggled in bed just after Master Chef had finished (my darlings love that show, and being school holidays they have really gotten into it cause they can stay up later than a school night), I tidied a few things away, and settled myself down with my crochet and was just wondering if a choccie would be good about now when 'poof' it happened. There went Bondi Vet (tv show), there went 'click' of computer, 'Yikes' says me, some lights were off and microwave as well. First instinct was to grab candles, wondering of the other lights would follow. Candles lit, I look at the time on the oven and then to the microwave, 'eeee!' microwave is out but oven, directly below it is on. I grab the phone, 'pip!' gone, dead, nothing, zip, blank. At this stage I should mention my big boy is out playing his soccer game, so no big man help available. I text neighbours to see if they have same problem, but no she advises me, all good at their place. 'Yikes' again from me and a little *shiver*. I text I am scaredy cat, and she offers to send hubbie up. Oh it's too cold I say, but thank you. I think just knowing they are down the road makes all the difference. So candles lit I wander through house, yep, everything is locked, back to lounge room, under the rug, try to stop shivering - try to crochet, look and the pretty candles me thinks, this is so lovely *yikes - in back of mind, gruesome monster lurking somewhere outside with shiny silver knives that slice so daintily through tomatoes.*

Then I get an 'oh' moment. Our powerbox is locked with a padlock. There can't be a gruesome monster flicking our switches and if there is, then it can ONLY be the powerbox meter man that comes to check it cause he is the only one with master key. *sigh* oh Joyce, you silly sausage! *maybe someone captured the meter box man and took all his keys* STOP IT JOYCE !!

Kept under the rug, shivering for a few minutes more. Hubbie not home for another 1.5 hours, I am going to be one shivering mess if I keep this up. Need. to. go. check. meter. box.
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Keys in left hand, torch in right hand, *shiver* all the lights at the front of the house are turned on (thank goodness the gruesome monster left me the front lights)*shiver* around to meter box, *shiver* unlock padlock, oooohhhhhhhh, the switch had tripped and was flicked off, must have been a power surge thing - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha oh Joyce, flick switch, return padlock and back inside, and lock the door. *phew*.

The adventures of Joyce!

9 comments:

Cynthia L. said...

I hate it when the power goes off. You are a brave woman to face the monsters and check the box by yourself! Glad you made it!

Lollybags said...

You should have just told the monsters you are a wiz with a crocheting hook and you will go acnient Egyptian on their butts ( or up their noses) if they try anything.....We don't have monsters anymore, they are all worried I will sit on them.

'Joyce' said...

lol - I can't believe I was such a sooky la la. I am laughing now, yeah, real tough is me with hubbie home, lights on and things working. mmmwwwaaaahhhhhhhhhh to you gruesome monsters and your shiny sharp knives that slice through tomato. (Mind you I tell my boys when they ask me to check under the bed that there are no monsters here, cause monsters can't handle the noise - it works too).

Fruitful Fusion said...

Sorry you had a mini-fright but this post gave me the giggles! Thanks for that :D

Mrs Twins said...

Yes what a funny post, just loved it.
I hate it when we have power cuts too.
What can you do though?
Glad we got the problems sorted Joyce, look forward to your post!
Hugs Suex
Have a good weekend with your family!

Anonymous said...

Mwaaah girl you totally crack me up!

Anonymous said...

BTW its me your friendly Sunday afternoon drinking partner.

Alice and Raymond said...

oh my goodness, that would be scary if some of the lights are working and some not.... I can't believe how graphic you are re the knife... no wonder you're scared!!!! he he
And very talented if you can crochet by candle-light, I suppose it's the passion driving it!
Loved the puzzle pieces, I wonder how they could be made into badges? they're COOL!
Have a lovely weekend!
p.s sunday afternoon drinking? ;o)

'Joyce' said...

Morning All, sorry I haven't been ignoring you, I just can't believe the last few days have gone so fast. Have been so busy, but hopefully this week, I catch up with you all again.
I am glad this post gave you the giggles. Yes, I can laugh about it now too. Such a sooky la la is me. lol
Mrs Twins, I hope to post on SIBOL tonight, I have a few committee things to get into order and some other paperwork, but once out of the way, I can get back on here and catch up with everyone.
lol, hello my Sunday afternoon tipple. lol. I thought it may have been you with the mwaaahhhhh. lol. xx
Hi Alice and Raymond, lol, I have a child's imagination - I will never grow up, I absolutely refuse to! *giggle* the crochet was easy, this one was on a big hook and I just took my time. I did sit rather close to the flame tho. As for your badges - TOO AWESOME - I am going to do it, if that is ok with you. I will totally credit the idea to you also. I love that idea. Oh my goodness, puzzle badges here we come!! I think putting a clear glaze over the top to seal it would be perfect. Oh Alice you are a legend girl. Yes, Sunday afternoon drinks with friends. Aaahhhhhh, love it. The perfect way to wind down the weekend, the kids have a great time together and us big kids, enjoy each others company and catch up. We don't get to do it very often with busy lives, but when we do, it's just wonderful.
Have a lovely day all, have to get going again here now. Ha ha, stay home mum !! I wish. What happened to those days.......... Will be back here tonight. Bless.