Alright, I could not make this up.
Not 24 hours after the great flood debacle, I am pulling my paperwork together for the tax appointment. I go into my office to turn on that computer to pull all the needed info from Quicken. (In order to prevent all that office equipment from ever pulling a ghost load, those circuits are activated by a wall switch.)
So, I walk in the room, flip on the wall switch, hear a loud ZZZT and then the big *POP!*, and I squeal and turn the switch off. Heart in throat, I hesitantly walk over to my desk. Any smoke? No. Any bad smell? No. But, what the hell . . . ?! There's no way I'm gonna turn the switch on again until I've taken every single piece of electronics off my desk to plug in elsewhere in order to establish its (working vs. non-working) status. Which is NOT what I have time for in this rush to get ready for the tax appointment!!
I swear to GAWD, the universe is working AGAINST ME getting these things and Big Decisions made!!!!!!!!! Arrrrrrghh! What the hey-ell, people?!