~Sparks Flew & He Was Right~

My burnt finger
Jacksonville, Florida
September 13, 2018 11:42am CST
Hey everyone... So, I just want to say--ahem. I don't like when my husband is right. There, I admit it and feel better now that it's off my chest! My laptop charger cover came off the other day and I was still using it because...well...I don't have the money for another one. So, I was being careful and especially keeping it away from the little ones. My husband told me it's going to explode or catch fire-please don't use that thing! Of course I didn't listen. This morning I was going about my usual activity here, I reached over the laptop box to grab my pen and POP! The metal on my ring I am guessing disturbed it and sparks flew! My finger is partially black and it's hurting pretty bad but we are alive and okay-grateful no fire took place... Now the laptop cord is in the dumpster and I will have to deal with doing EVERYTHING on my phone again... Could be worse of course so not complaining, well I kind of am but you know. Yeah, yeah, yeah-I know I am a dummy for testing my luck on that cord. RIP laptop cord--you will be missed
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@sharon6345 (141449)
• United States
17 Sep
Your not a dummy but at least your not complaining. You knew right from wrong. I am sure happy that was all that happened. Your hubby was wise and so are you to toss it. I had one that was sparking. I am paranoid so it went in the trash. I was not happy but I went on ebay for a new one. For some reason I normally keep them running overnight. The past week I been unplugging and running them while awake. Thank goodness I have changed that. This was a wake-up call. How are you now since this post is days old.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@sharon6345 Yes I'm very grateful it wasn't worse! It was definitely a lesson learned. I'm doing better, my thumb blistered but is healing and the pain is mostly gone now. Thank you for asking. =)
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@sharon6345 (141449)
• United States
18 Sep
@LovingMyBabies That is very good to know and trust me I know that hurt. The only thing we both are sure of is your house was safe and those babies. Thank you for updating me. have you heard anything about Hately?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@sharon6345 I have not heard anything about Hatley. Have you?
@DWDavis (15002)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Sep
I am glad you are okay. Electricity is nothing to take chances with.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Sep
@DWDavis Thank you, yeah I won't ever do that again.
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@db20747 (10205)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
13 Sep
Oh My goodness!!! Glad U R OK and that that cord didn't catch fire!!! Maybe some iodine can help that thumb!!!!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Sep
@db20747 Thank you, me too! =) So grateful things weren't worse.
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@Courage7 (18180)
• United States
13 Sep
Oh gosh glad it was not more serious. Yes I know when husband is right too lol God bless you and I hope it heals very soon. Take care dear Jennifer. That looks pretty ouch.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Sep
@Courage7 Thank you, me too! Yeah, he was right this time... Lol. Thank you-I know He will heal me. =)
@1creekgirl (12413)
• United States
13 Sep
I'm so thankful you weren't electrocuted! God had an extra angel there protecting you.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Sep
@1creekgirl Me too! Yes He did. =)
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@Shiva49 (14211)
• Singapore
13 Sep
Things could have been worse. Your husband showed his concern but I see also your point as I also tend to use such until I am no more able to - siva
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@Shiva49 I'm grateful for the fact it wasn't worse and that my hubby loves me. =)
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• Sparta, Tennessee
13 Sep
I don't think that any wife or girlfriend wants to admit that the man is right lol. I'm glad that it wasn't worse and you're okay.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Sep
@HeatherLader Lol, yeah hate it when that happens! Thank you, me too. A little burn is nothing compared to what it could have been-grateful God protected me from far worse. =)
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• Sparta, Tennessee
13 Sep
@LovingMyBabies I don't think that I ever truly admitted my husband was right about anything lol. I hint but never outright say it. He revels enough when he finds out on his own.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Sep
@HeatherLader Hopefully mine will be humble and be grateful his wife didn't catch on fire!
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@ShifaLk (8515)
• India
17 Sep
Oh my god0... thank god nothing much happened.. by the way is your finger fine?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@Shifalk Yes I'm very grateful! My finger is healing. =)
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@ShifaLk (8515)
• India
18 Sep
@LovingMyBabies oh that's great. Take care
@tammys85 (12240)
• United States
15 Sep
Yikes! I'm really glad you're okay! And I hope you can get a new cord soon.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Sep
@tammys85 Thank you-me too! I hope so as well. =)
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@tammys85 (12240)
• United States
17 Sep
@LovingMyBabies You're welcome! Maybe you can get one sooner than later.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
13 Sep
Ouch. Glad there was no fire. Sorry you have to do everything by phone again.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@Courtlynn Thanks me too! It's okay, things could be much worse. =)
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
18 Sep
@LovingMyBabies definitely could be, but still.
@quantum2020 (10028)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
17 Sep
The best thing about this is that the accident didn´t get worse and you still have your finger. I haven´t had accidents lately; I remember having one last week when I slide off of the stairs and hurt my knee. Hopefully, it was a minor hurt and I was able to walk normally the same day
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@quantum2020 I agree, I'm so grateful it wasn't worse! Glad yoyr knee pain wasn't worse too.
@LeaPea2417 (22348)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Sep
Oh goodness, that could have been bad!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@Leapea2417 I know! Thank God it wasn't.
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@DianneN (87361)
• United States
15 Sep
Yikes! I'm so sorry about that and your burn. It looks awful, and I hope it heals up quickly.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Sep
@DianneN Thank you, it is healing but it was very painful.
@GardenGerty (103874)
• United States
14 Sep
Keep your eyes open. If you cannot afford new, sometimes around here thrift shops have whole boxes full of various cords and chargers for sale cheaply.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Sep
@Gardengerty Yeah we don't have one within walking distance and we have no vehicle right now, but yes sometimes they do have them for like $10.
@andriaperry (60892)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
Been there and sort of done that. Yes no matter what replace it, better than a fire or being burned.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Sep
@andriaperry I will never do that again-lesson learned definitely.
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@LadyDuck (181692)
• Switzerland
14 Sep
Oh goodness, never use a damaged electric appliance.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@Ladyduck Yes lesson learned.
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@TRBRocks420 (84180)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Sep
Oh dang my friend. Glad you're okay you got really lucky there.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@TRBRocks420 I'm so glad it turned out this good.
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@Athinker (2703)
• Jaipur, India
14 Sep
It's good that you not harmed much
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@Athinker Thank you!
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@Corbin5 (119016)
• United States
13 Sep
I have been zapped a few times myself, so no need to blame yourself. Humans make mistakes, all of them, and it is nice to know that making mistakes is a part of being human.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@Corbin5 It was definitely a lesson learned. Never will I do that again.
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@Juliaacv (34100)
• Canada
13 Sep
I hate admitting when mine is right too-they really seem to love to gloat don't they? I'm glad that you were not hurt worse. Maybe you could see if there are any used computer shops that might have an old cover like this that you could get.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
@Juliaacv Lol thank God all mine said was I wish you listened but praise God you are okay! =) Thank you!
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