anonymous asked:

What should you do when your place has a blackout? I know you should unplug your appliances, but how do you change a fuse and such?

Well, before I go into what to do during a blackout, know that you don’t fix fuses during a blackout. A fuse will blow when you’ve overloaded it (like when you have too many things plugged in & try to turn on the hairdryer). If there’s a blackout, there’s no energy coming into the house, so there’s no way to overload a fuse. 

Unless your house is a million years old, you probably don’t need to change a fuse, but rather, reset it. If you go down to your fuse box, you’ll see all the fuses switched to the same side. If a fuse as been blown, you’ll see that it’s not 100% to the side that it is supposed to be. It’ll be somewhere like 25% of the way in the opposite direction. What you need to do is flip it all the way to the far end (to turn it off completely), then all the way to the side it’s supposed to be on (most likely the left). That will reset the fuse and you’ll be good to go.

In terms of what to do in a blackout, you really just need to wait for the power to come back on. Unplug any appliances that were in use when the power went out so that they don’t get overloaded when the electricity comes back. Turn off any unnecessary or sensitive electronics (i.e. your computer). Make sure at least one light is still switched to the “on” position so you know when the power comes back. Keep your fridge closed as much as possible. During shorter power outages, the insulation will keep your food cold, but only if you keep the fucking door shut. If your power is out for days, though, you will need to get rid of everything in your fridge and freezer because that shit is done for.

Mass Effect Garrus ‘Calibrations’ Do Not Disturb Door Hanger

What do you do when those annoying aliens come and bother you while you’re trying to work? Hang this on your door and maybe they’ll realise you don’t have time to chit chat when there’s a whole ship that needs calibrating! This door hanger is double sided, laminated to keep it in the best quality and super cute!