My dream of a “normal” day has already been shattered. In going to charge a Bluetooth speaker this morning I found the end of the USB cord severely frayed. I try to be very careful with my things, and the amount of damage was much more than a simple crimp would have produced. My mind is a flurry with notions, though no sign of rodent which would gnaw such a cable, nor signs of overheating/melting were present.

None of the other USB cables connected to the same charger appeared to have suffered damage.

I remain perplexed.
Can I get a do-over?

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20 Responses to 2019-07-17

  1. Bonnie says:

    I noticed one was frayed when you (we 😁) were charging your phone in the car the other day. I think it was green? I’m not even sure how it could charge it looked so bad. I almost said something (because frayed cords scare me) but then didn’t…

  2. Steve says:

    You people… your world isn’t coming to an end. Deal.

    The word for the day is HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB!! I hope you have a wonderful celebration of your 39th birthday!

    There was more quality time spent with Mahindra last night- I don’t think I’m quite halfway through. Might take tonight off and go get some exercise- if it wasn’t so f’ing hot.

    And just a reminder that Sunday is Cheesy Yellow TdF at P.E. and Saddle Sores. Bring your friend Barb.


  3. Barb says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes.
    Sunday – it all depends on what Mary & I do Saturday night, and if another friend comes to spend the night. Allan is working all weekend. We will see……… I do want to attend the Cheesy party, its been a couple years.

    So far so good (even if I’m at work) – we are finally going to a new phone system called Ring Central. We have a guy here trying to teach us how its all web based, so really, except the headset, you don’t even need a phone.

  4. Barb says:

    and – I’m with Steve – “‘shattered”??? That’s a bit dramatic.
    Unless you do find out its a critter – but even then………….
    We have moles (or some other critters) messing with our grass, digging all kinds of holes, and thus messing up the grass. I think the solar rodent repellers I bought might be working, but not fast enough for me.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      “and – I’m with Steve – “‘shattered”??? That’s a bit dramatic.”

      Triggers are everywhere. Lord knows I have my share. I was going to make a similar comment to Steve’s earlier, but I realized that we all have things that pull us down rabbit holes unexpectedly. It’s definitely easy to diminish someone else’s triggers. In this case I will say that it’s not really about the cord, it’s completely about something else unresolved, but the cord is easy cover.

  5. Ugh, unfortunately my day just got a little worse — a kitchen cabinet at work snapped shut on the top of my left ring finger. My finger hurts a lot and has been throbbing for about five minutes.

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