Monday, August 08, 2005
I bought a new desk and credenza for my office/den. Mom and Bonnie love to get up early and go to garage sales. The only time I like to get up early is if I'm taking a trip somewhere. Rummaging through other people's crap is not nearly motivating enough to make me get out from under my snuggly covers. However, that doesn't stop me from taking advantage of some of the bargains mom and Bonnie stumble upon. They found the desk, end table and credenza for $200 total and it's beautiful. After I get the room fixed up, I'll post some pictures.
When I was taking down my computer, I tried to keep track of all of the computer cords and power cords. Since I've done that a million times I wasn't as careful as I should have been. This time, I happened to have my electric screwdriver plugged into the surge suppressor with my other computer equipment and, somehow, when I put everything back together I plugged my electric screwdriver into the AC adapter that goes with my scanner instead of the smaller one that should have gone with the screwdriver.
I was sitting here last night when I thought I smelled something funky. Then, I thought I smelled something REALLY funky. I got up and went into my bedroom where I had plugged in the screwdriver and it was melting into my carpet. Thank God I didn't hide it behind the curtains after I plugged it in like I was going to do.
So, here's your public service announcement for tonight. When those little warning labels on AC adaptors say to use them only with the equipment they came with, no mixing and matching, just do it.