I wonder how many characters I get here...enough for a funny story? We'll try
There is no heat at my house. Which isn't exactly a terrible thing, but dang it was cold this morning. And it's all my fault. Because I'm a genius.
The ADT security system in my house started beeping...and beeping...and beeping. Holding down reset stops the beeping for a while, but it comes back on again and the cycle can go on for days. Days of getting up at ungodly hours of the night to stop the beeping. This year, I decided, I wasn't going to put up with it. I decided to kill the ADT box.
Like any piece of technology, I found that it was not as simple to kill as I had hoped. I had to cut the wires to cut the power. Oh well! I felt like a genius, put away my wire cutters and went on my merry way to get ready for bed.
And then, worse than any beeping, the siren starts going off. Through a long phone call with ADT, parts of which I could not hear over the screaming of a security system I have never used, I was able to turn it off. I was able to turn it off by simply cutting the power to the siren...which is plugged-in in the attic.
"Just flip the breaker for the attic," ADT lady says.
There is no breaker labeled for the attic. After trying several breakers, I lay eyes on label 18: Heating unit.
"Of course, it will probably be this one," I say with bitter sarcasm to ADT lady. I flip the switch. Silence.
Of course. Offreakingcourse.
There is no heat at my house.
Well...that's a lot of characters