Monday, October 02, 2006

We Interrupt This Program

My electricity went out yesterday, just as I was getting in to A Haunting. It didn't just flicker and go out, but blew out, like something from a B movie. There was a huge zap, we could hear sizzeling, and the whole house vibrated. So did the church next door, just as the parishoners were arriving.
Everyone was stumped as to the cause. Even the beat cops on the corner couldn't figure it out. It took my Hubby, as usual, to save the day. He knew right away that the hairless, smoking squirrel at the foot of the hydro pole had to be the culprit. Poor little guy, Never knew what hit him.
It took less than an hour to get the problem fixed, and the hydro workers removed the charred corpse.
I still feel bad for the little squirrel.....

14 comments:

her indoors said...

so was it bbq squirrel for tea then!

Beth said...

Maybe the squirrel hated church ...

The Adult in Question said...

I told my friends at school...nobody really laughed. It was an awkward pause. But I laughed hard.

dilling said...

again, I say, OUCH...

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Life, or Something Like It,
Oh, my heart goes out to that poor squirrel. Every so often I’ll find a dead one in my yard and its heart wrenching to dispose of its body. I start fantasizing about the squirrel being a “mother, with starving children waiting in the oak tree for her to return”. I’m glad your husband was able to solve the problem and your electricity was restored so quickly.

Requiem For A Squirrel…..

Life, or Something Like It said...

I thought that maybe we could feed the hungry..It is cooked meat afterall.
I was thinking too, about the poor little squirrel, just trying to provide for his family...Man, I'm a sap.

Heidi the Hick said...

Uh oh. Here comes Miss Insensitivity...

There are a gazillion other squirrels out there to care for the little orphan squirrels. They're out there digging up my garden to provide for their little varmint babies.

D'oh!

Just remember...he probably never know what hit him.

As for you, the Adult in Question, I am laughing at your awkward pause moment. I might be a Bad Person, but come on. Zapped squirrel. come on!!!

Life, or Something Like It said...

Oh, Heidi, you know me. I can't stand to see any animal hurt. If you would have seen this poor little guy...I've never seen a bald squirrel before..never mind one that is smoking...

Marni said...

Mmmm - smokin' squirrel... down in here the south that is a treat! :)

Marni said...

Crap - I meant down HERE IN the south... gosh...

Nonny said...

God hates squirrels. They use to be the ancient symbol for satan. They are the rats of the forest. God smote that little bastard down and you were all witness.

Camie Vog said...

Are you sure the Hydro company didn't send him out in response to your post about the bill??

Life, or Something Like It said...

camie- OMG!!! That was my 1st thought! Then just now, I checked the mail and there was a disconnect notice from those ASS-HATS. No kidding. I just got off of the phone, after making MORE payment arrangements. I paid $700 in 8 days, and that wasn't enough for the Mickey Mouse book keeper.
SIGH...I di dmanage to lower my payment for this week and to stretch the rest out over the next month. Not bad...I am so glad that you are back!!!
nonny - is that true about Satan and squiurrels? Sure explains alot...
marni- I thought that the crack head nieghbours might have taken his little body for their Thanksgiving dinner. ( next week here in Canada)

The Girl said...

hahahaaa! was he a good eatin' size?
(no I feel bad for the little fella too...never encountered a hairless, smokin' one though)