Sunday, February 18, 2007

Vacuum Adventure

Last night I was vacuuming the house. I reached the final room, plugged the vacuum in and the adventure began. The vacuum wouldn't start, since I knew there was a short in the wire I wiggled it as I always do and the vacuum started right up. A few seconds later I noticed an unusual vibrating sound. I looked at the plug and smoke was pouring out of it. !!! and I cut the vacuum cleaner off. To make a long story short once the plug was pulled out of the wall (being in there less than a minute) a prong was missing and the plug was black. Very odd. No more upright vacuum cleaner.

Here's a couple of hasty pictures I took. We had to kick the circuit off so my camera didn't recognize anything until the picture was taken, so they're a little blurry.




9 comments:

Allie said...

OMG!! that would have scared me soo much. Though it is pretty funny that it ate a prong. :)

lovetheunlovely said...

mmm i love the remade pride and prejudice. i think i watched it about 5 times when we rented it.

julie said...

one of my siblings stuck a key in a socket once...

I'm glad you're okay.

I think I'm giving up vacuuming for Lent.

Ashlyn said...

I reached the final room, plugged the vacuum in and the adventure began.

I wish I could think of vacuuming as an adventure.

This kind of reminds me of the time when my brother decided to find out what would happen when he touched steel wool to the top of a battery. While my parents were gone. Mom came home and found Grant spraying the fire extinguisher at random smoking & melted places on the carpet, and Ans and I spraying a flaming piece of steel wool with the little spray attachment on the sink.

It was not a happy time.

Sophie said...

I think I'm giving up vacuuming for Lent.

hahaha, don't I wish. :)


I wish I could think of vacuuming as an adventure.

I don't usually, this was a "special case" ;). Though when I was incredibly younger I used to run away from the vacuum cleaner screaming "ALLIGATOR!" and sometimes "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!" Those were good times...

Sophie said...

Kaitlyn, which version are you talking about? I know there's a comedy version I haven't seen yet...

Graham said...

how much jewelry do you wear on one hand at a time?

glad nobody was hurt!

Sophie said...

haha. I don't wear that much... that's my mom's hand. :)

Darlene said...

Graham....that's about it for the amount of jewelry...:-)From Sophie's mom