Saturday, October 03, 2009
Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
Baby did a bad bad thing. Yes, that would be me. I am/was in sooooooo much trouble. Last night...wait...last weekend...wait...a few weeks ago....well, let me say that I think it is all The Hubby's fault, not mine. A few weeks ago he got a wild idea that we needed to start conserving energy and save money by turning off the hot water tank at the cabin while we are not there. First of all, The Hubby is not a "green" person. Second, how much are we really saving on the tiniest of hot water tanks when we could obviously save money elsewhere, not, a couple of bucks. Well, he created an edict that, "We shall turn off not only the water but the hot water tank when we shall leave said cabin!" Edict given! Okay, I've done it all of once after having him show me where the breaker box is under the cabin, ICK...snakes and spiders might be in residence...ICK! Now to last weekend. Last weekend was the girls weekend and after they had all left it was time for me to shut the cabin down. Lights off, windows shut, air turned up or down depending, ice maker bar up, water shut off and breaker(s) for hot water shut off, doors locked. Check, Check, Check! Mind you I've only done the hot water tank once so as I ducked my head and found the breaker box, in the dimly lit underbelly of the cabin I thought two breakers said hot water (glasses). I flipped and was on my way home. Occassionally during the week I would think, "Hmmm, maybe I should have turned one breaker." That thought was brief. We finally arrived last night about 7 pm and when I went into the cabin I thought there was a rather sour smell. I proceeded to unpack the groceries and try to feed Clayton when I heard, "COME HERE FOR A MINUTE." Uh oh. I went to the top of the stairs that lead to the garage and under the cabin and The Hubby was there by the deep freeze with it's door open and the stench was awful. "You turned off the freezer breaker too. Did you not see on the label that only one breaker was to be turned off. How hard is it to turn off the one breaker, not two." Yadayadayadayadayada.... All I could say was, "I'm sorry." I just, well, I, uh, I,....I didn't really know what to say. The stinky water was running and the fish he had worked so hard in catching and fileting were gone. GONE!, and it was all my fault.