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House update: minor problem with gravity [Jan. 12th, 2005|08:30 pm]
Callicrates
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We have a warranty issue.

About ten minutes ago, willowisp was in the kitchen making dinner. Without warning, the fluorescent light fixture overhead parted ways with the ceiling. It executed a back 1 1/2 in layout position before shattering loudly on the floor in front of her, earning a 7.8 from the German judge but only a 3 from the French and 3.5 from the Russians. There are two ragged tears in the drywall of the ceiling where the fixture was (supposedly) anchored.

Noone hurt, thank goodness, although I think we both set new personal records for heart rate and it may be quite a while before the kitties will go anywhere near the kitchen. I will also not walk through there without shoes on until the floor has been swept, mopped, swept again... you get the idea.

I expect a call back from the warranty people early tomorrow. If we're very lucky, maybe we can get them to replace one or more of the full-spectrum tubes we put in there. We'll see. If necessary I will settle for a light fixture that does not fall down onto the floor, ever.

That was more excitement than I needed in my evening...
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[User Picture]From: torquemada
2005-01-13 03:54 am (UTC)
If the house wakes you up in the middle of the night and tells you 'NEXT TIME I WON'T MISS', you may want to consider moving.

Heidi's part isn't played by a skinny little blonde girl with hidden emotional issues, is it?
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[User Picture]From: ishaa
2005-01-13 04:12 am (UTC)
I'm going to get my next house without the gravity installed.
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[User Picture]From: lowapproach
2005-01-13 07:35 am (UTC)
I'd link a gravity-off switch to the handle of my toilet and localize the effect to the guest bathroom. I'm not sure I'd ever get tired of hearing first-time visitors to my house scream a fraction of a second after the flush.
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[User Picture]From: willowisp
2005-01-14 05:56 pm (UTC)
Memo to Self: Never ever ever have game night at lowapproach's.
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[User Picture]From: esmerel
2005-01-13 04:24 am (UTC)
Glad you guys are ok! eek!
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[User Picture]From: goldenlily
2005-01-13 06:20 am (UTC)
Good grief! Glad you, Cat nor the kitties were harmed.
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[User Picture]From: sarahemm
2005-01-13 11:30 am (UTC)
yikes! glad everyone's okay...
(and i had to ROFL at the title of the post! *grin*)
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[User Picture]From: clubjuggler
2005-01-13 03:35 pm (UTC)
Good grief!

I don't suppose you could make the case to Centex that they should pay the rest of your mortgage to alleviate your "pain and suffering"? O:-) ... Nah, didn't think so. Oh well. :-)

Glad to hear you're all ok.
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[User Picture]From: tyee
2005-01-13 08:31 pm (UTC)
AIEE!!!!

I'm so glad both of you are ok.

And they damn well better pay for your full spectrum bulbs! Installing lights such that they do not fall off of the ceiling is not a particularly difficult procedure, and I'm not General Contractor...
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[User Picture]From: turnberryknkn
2005-01-16 02:58 pm (UTC)
Aaaa!

I'm very, very glad that you all are okay. That's just not cool. :-/
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