A shocking new find…

January 29, 2012

I mean that title literally.

Seemingly innocuous wire sticking out of wall...

Apparently there is this wire that sticks out of the wall, up by the ceiling, over the cabinets in the kitchen.  We’ve never really paid any attention to it before.  It’s white, the walls are white.  We have no idea where it goes or why it is there.

Just for fun the other day T got out his wire tester and what do you know…it’s live.  Not really too surprising (except to anyone who touched it), but it is sitting next to a metal canning pot.

Yes, I realize that you do not mess with electricity and even the AC current in a wall outlet can be fatal.  I guess I am glad it is up at the ceiling and that no one has apparently touched it.  One more item for the to-do list…  Maybe also time to brush up on:  Avoiding Electrical Shocks for Dummies

Also a reminder of why we don’t play with electricity…

"I guess it was live"

I love this photo.  Credit due to Mike Kemp/Rubberball Productions/Getty Images