Tuesday, December 29, 2009

blue painters tape

ok, i have to explain something...

in the previous post (pic) you can see "blue stuff" on the wall near the front door.

so here's what it is:
it is a redneck fix to a serious problem.

Our electric plug ins on the front wall are on a switch (for like lamps) well, i have the telly plugged into that outlet and every time someone tries to turn on the porch light they shut off the telly. This can really suck when i am in the middle of NCIS, as it takes a while to power back up all the electronics. I get a wee irritated. Ok, i get ticked.
Since none of us are smart enough to hit the correct switch, i covered the switch that can't be shut off, with blue painters tape.

It works.


Michael Althouse said...

No need to explain - it makes perfect sense to me. Why pay for an hour (minimum) for an electrician to unswitch the plug when a few pennies of blue painter's tape does the same job?

It's American ingenuity at its finest!

Tanya sent me, and it has been a very long time since my last visit here.

Happy New Year,


Nikki-ann said...

Good work-around! :)

Anonymous said...

"Telly"? Could you be a little more pretentious?