Why I Haven't Started Painting Mac's Room


6 comments posted
Damn lizard bits! But primal

Damn lizard bits! But primal fear has got to live someplace...

As an peace offering to the deep, wordless scaliness that inhabits us all, did you consider, ummm, turning off the breakers to that room?

Posted by coyote (not verified) on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 13:29
Ha! Indeed. I turned the

Ha! Indeed.

I turned the light on in that room, flipped the breakers till it went off, turned the lightswitch off for good measure. I got the damn fixture unscrewed, looked at the innards, and quailed.

I knew what to do, I just couldn't bring myself to touch them. But I'm going to make myself. It's ridiculous to listen to the lizard about some things.

Posted by megan on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 15:02
When you do overcome the

When you do overcome the lizard be careful to touch only one connection/ wire at a time.
The theory is that then you can't be electrocuted even if there is power still there.

Posted by Bandobras (not verified) on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 15:33
Cool! Although shock

Cool! Although shock treatments are now passe, I think there's still something good about introducing the human body to electricity. Look how energized we feel after a thunderstorm! Nuthin wrong with a jolt now and then.

Posted by XUP (not verified) on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 19:41
This post is shocking! Ok

This post is shocking!

Ok seriously, Megan, I am going to do some electrical work soon, and Coyote is going to supervise so I don't electrocute myself - he's good at that stuff.

Do you have someone who can supervise you?

Posted by Woodsy (not verified) on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 22:01
Bandobras - My dad also

Bandobras - My dad also taught me to use needle-nose pliers to take one wire and touch it to the other wire. If they're live, they'll short out.

XUP - Theoretically I agree with you, but then, I'm still scared of the fixture.

Woodsy - Yep, Steve is dropping by today to, as he put it, be the second in my duel with the fixture. And to call 911 if I electrocute myself. That thing is coming down!

Posted by megan on Sun, 07/12/2009 - 09:22