Uh Oh....Can I blame this on Fibro?

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vestabula
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   Posted 3/19/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Well...we have lived in this house for six years and it has central air.  We have never used it because it cools an 1100 foot basement that up until last year, was used for storage only, so we just bought window units for the upstairs where we live.  Since then, the hubby has made himself a manly man room down there and said he is thinking about using the central air this year.  Uh OH.  Three years ago, I was trimming the holly bushes around the compressor with hedge clippers and would you believe the wires to the compressor are the same color as the holly branches?  I whacked every single wire in half.  We have no more central air.  I never told him, as I thought we would never be using the AC.  Thankfully, the circuit breaker was off for the unit or I wouldn't be here writing this post!
 
Let's see...Aliens from the planet Robicron did it.
O.J. Did it.
Deer jumped the six foot fence and chewed them to pieces, as every one knows how deer just love the taste of electrical wires.
Bernie Madoff did it!
 
Oh my.  The fibro made me do it, as all of us know this disorder causes one to become easily distracted and colors all look the same, especially in the sun because we are so sensitive to light....plus our memories are not what they used to be and Jeez...I don't even recall doing this....
 
The amazing thing is that he has never even noticed these brown wires sticking out, slashed in half!
 
If you don't hear from me in awhile...well...he's a great guy but he ain't gonna like this!
 
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Donna
 
 


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Post Edited (vestabula) : 3/20/2009 8:13:32 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 3/19/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my Donna,

Hopefully he can splice them back together. I like the story of the aliens. LOL...

Best wishes for a wonderful day.

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moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/19/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
well everyone else blames our illness so why can't we? lol Good luck with this one.
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   Posted 3/19/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Donna! I do hope the power to the compressor is not live!!! Have you checked the power panel to see if it's turned off? Please do tell him for safety sake. I would hate for you or someone else to get a shock. If it's a system like our that is 220 v. power and can kill someone.

Otherwise...we HAVE to come up with a great alibi/story for you. After all...we ARE family, right sister??? <wink, wink>

I'll start and everyone else can add a bit to the story...

Well, honey....I know how much you hate trimming the holly bushes, so do you remember a couple of years ago when I got out the trimmers and did it for you??? Well...the strangest thing happened! ..........






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   Posted 3/20/2009 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   

I think I would just keep quiet and let him find it himself play it cool. We have this rule its a silent rule. I sudenlly had a dent in my car no one new what happened.about 3 weeks later and me wondering what happened to my car my husband said he and kids were playing softball he missed a catch. and kaabam thats how I got the dent.. about 2 weeks ago I was driving his truck it is a 2005 Ford F250 big truck red We call it big red it has a liscence plate on front air brushed like the Big red gum wrapper.We live in the country and I was driving and hit a branch and busted his Mirror Its one of those with the defogger built in and the turn signals ect... I started my conversation like this Remember when I got the dent in my car well dear I did not get mad because I knew it was an accident , with that he ran out the door going what did you do to my baby, He did not take it very well. especially after he found out it will cost $800.00 to get a new one.. So next time I will play it cool like I have no idea what happened.honesty is not always the best policy my hubby is on a need to know basis and sometimes he just doesnt need to know..

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vestabula
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   Posted 3/20/2009 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, Chutzie...the circuit breaker for it was off...turned it off when we decided not to use it.  It's not a heat pump like they use down south for both heat and AC, athough it is conncected to our thermostat.  OMG...if it had been on when I snipped the wires I would have been fied to a f..t!

Maybe I can 'suggest' to him that the neighborhood darlings did it...Last summer they went into every open vehicle they could find and stole sunglasses, registrations, insurances cards, portable navigation systems ...stuff that took weeks and money to replace, and tossed them in the Oswego River which is a block from me.  They were supposed to do community service all summer...like mowing lawns of the victims(which we were one) but I never saw them again!

Huggies

Donna


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Marlee2
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   Posted 3/20/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
You couldn't have shut the vents to the basement and used the AC upstairs all these years??? idea Since he didn't think to do that for six years he probably would fall for any story you tell him. devil Tell him someone must have been trying to break in and thought they were cutting the phone wires but cut the AC wires instead. If you act like your scared to death that someone would try to break into your house he may not suspect you did it.
 
I'm surprised you didn't get knocked on your butt when you cut them. skull
 
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   Posted 3/20/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband says this is easy to fix. All you need to do is get some wire caps and twist them back together. He says that those wires go to the thermostat. I would come clean to your husband about this, though. It was an accident. It's not a huge deal. There is an easy way to fix it. I hope it all works out for you.
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   Posted 3/20/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hahaha, Bernie Madoff. I think you should blame it on him. Seems to me that guy is the kind of person who will stop at nothing, so it seems perfectly reasonable to me that he would sneak into your back yard and cut your a/c wires!
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   Posted 3/20/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I like the Bernie Madoff too! Very funny. I think it will all work out. Just stay true in your integrity. I am just glad you weren't electricuted when you snipped those wires. Wow, talk about a miracle there.. :)
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   Posted 3/20/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey I tried the honesty route and he screamed for 10 minutes. Sometimes I think he loves the truck and his dogmore than me.I will not lie to him but I will not tell him next time unless he specifically asks. I knowi ts probally guilt by admission.
Do you have a dog?? maybe the dog chewed it? Maybe you thought it was a snake??? Or flat out tell the truth, My hubby said it was an easy fix too. So it might not be so bad.
Hubby also said that if the Ac has been sitting for a while you should probally have it serviced before you use it.. I would tell him that then when they come to service it have them fix it and never tell hubby...
LeeAnn

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   Posted 3/20/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh S#!+ Donna!!!!! GeeeeeeeeeZ Girl!!! 

Well you're so danged cute, I'd use all of the excuses you gave us and he'd be so busy laughing his *** off, how could he be mad!!  If that doesn't work, maybe you could tell him Eddie the Claw did it!!!  (I heard he works for Bernie Madoff on the side).

Doesn't your husband know that fibromites can't be trusted with power tools???  My husband wouldn't ever trust me alone with something that dangerous with my brain flatulations!!!!

Good Luck and we'll call 911 if we don't hear from you in a couple of days.

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   Posted 3/20/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Donna....with fibro fog and all, are you SURE you cut those wires?  Are you positive that the neighbor's rug rats didn't do it?  Come on....think really hard.
 
I have a boy next door who has broken my main water pipe going into my house and a few days ago I noticed one of my screens was ripped.  The little (insert whatever name you wish) loves to bounce balls off the neighbors' houses.  I can't prove he did it but I haven't seen any lizards with scissors hanging around that window. 
 
Soooo...your neighbor's kids did it!  Problem solved!
 
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 3/20/2009 11:56:10 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 3/20/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
It really is a simple fix. My husband knows what you need to do, so if you have any questions, just ask and I will talk to my husband and let you know what he says.
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   Posted 3/20/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, I put on a hockey helmet, knee pads and a flap jacket and showed him the wires.  He told me just what kitty said...he would get an electrician and have some wire caps put on them.  Then he walked inside and took a nap.  So all is well.  Marlee...if you read this there are no 'vents' to close in this basement.  There are huge saucer sized holes in the duct work where the former owners just let the cold air flow out.  Some of them had aluminum foil over them.  confused

Thanks for all you advice....I was so hoping Bernie Madoff could have done this!

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Donna


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   Posted 3/20/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
My rabbit loves to chew electrical cords. Just get a rabbit and blame it on him!
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   Posted 3/21/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear that he took it so well. Things like that happen. It is an easy fix, so you don't have to worry anymore. I really am glad to hear that he took it so well.
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   Posted 3/21/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hilarious reasons you were going to tell him! Glad you are alive and well- he wasn't too upset if he went in to take a nap! tongue

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