Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Shut Off the Power

Rusty:  I'm so embarrassed.  I hope no one assumes we're anything like Jan. 

Micah:  Yes, we still have our wits about us, but I don't know if we'll retain them if we keep hanging around with her.

Rusty:  Just yesterday Cyndi posted a story of Jan's absentmindedness with time.  (A Clock and a Calendar)

Micah:  Yesterday afternoon Mr. Doug came by.  He asked if she is sure the UPS (backup battery) will shut down the computer if the electric goes off.

Rusty:  The conversation went something like this -

     Jan:  Yes, it will. 

     Mr. Doug:  How do you know?

     Jan:  It tells me it will.

     Mr. Doug:  It tells you?

     Jan: Yes, it does a periodic self-test.

     Mr. Doug: And you believe it?  Have you tested it yourself to be sure it will work?

     Jan:  No-o-o-o.  Should I try it now?

     Mr. Doug:  Yes, shut off the power and see what happens.

     Jan walked around behind the computer and shut off the power.

     Mr. Doug:  *wide-eyed*  Wow, you must not have any software on that UPS.

     Jan:  Why, what happened?

     Mr. Doug:  It didn't shut down; it just went off.

     Jan:  That's not possible.  It always tells me when the electric goes off and it switches power sources.

     Mr. Doug:  When was that, Windows 7, or XP?  Did Windows 10 install the UPS?

     Jan:  I'm sure it did.  It's supposed to update all the hardware.

     Mr. Doug:  Well, you need to do a search and find if there is an update.

     Jan:  I don't understand it.  It always does the bells and whistles when the electric so much as blinks.  I don't understand why it didn't even tell us it had switched to battery power?

     Mr. Doug:  It didn't switch.  It just died.

     Light bulb switches on.

     Jan:  Oh, no, it couldn't shut down!  I forgot I was supposed to pull the plug from the wall.  I pushed the button to turn off the UPS. 

Rusty: Whatever Jan has might be contagious.  I need a nap to renew what's left of my mind.

Micah:  It's not that bad, Rusty.  Jan just did what she was told.  She shut off the power.


  1. Yikes! That was a risky experiment!

  2. If it's true it's contagious, I better nap a lot.

  3. oops - at least it was human error

  4. Oh boy that's crazy talk
    Lily & Edward

  5. We all have our strengths and weaknesses...I too am not very electronically savvy, and I misread the clock too...and forget to turn out the timer when boiling water for tea...ya know, stuff like that!

  6. Poor Miss Jan... she DOES have her trials and tribulations... OR maybe SHE is YOUR trial and tribulation. Just not Sure.

  7. It all worked out in the end!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. You have the power of the paw gojng on!

  9. Computers make me crazy! Mine updated to Windows 10 without my permission and I hate it. Can't buy a new laptop though so I have to just accept it's stupidity. LOL!

  10. Oops ! That sounds hazardous to try ! Purrs

  11. can we say when de food gurl getted her cell ewe lar dee vize her could knot understand when peepulz called, her dinna heer de phone ring...de volume waz on HIGH, her a signed diffrunt ringz...NADA....

    her GOOGLED lookin for de sew lue shunz

    heez de answerz

    tern de ringer switch on de side oh de fone ta :

    ON ~~~~~~


  12. Hey, we all get mixed up sometimes, especially with pulling plugs and pushing buttons. Give her a break, guys.

  13. Kittens Are we ever confused. We thought UPS was da man in brown shorts. He ain't got nuffin' to do with our catputer. Least we don't think he does. We know fur sure he don't live here or pay any of our bills. So we're purretty sure he has no control over da catputer. We don't think mommy would allow anypawdy other than us on it anyways. MOL Hope ya'll get it worked out. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  14. TeeHeeHee...This hits home today after our power went off. All of ur UPS's worked and Mama even used one to charge her laptop!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  15. And our mom bean is so dense she thought UPS meant the guys who deliver stuff. All we know is the power better not go out here.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  16. Yups we all get confused at times. Depending on how tired Mom is she can do some really (Mom and I are from the South so we're going Southern here) SPECIAL things. Yups we all have our moments.

    Dear Jan (Thank you for suggesting I join Brian's Blog Hop I figured it out and gave it a whirl)

    Molly and my Mom @ The Fast and The Furriest

  17. Um...pawppy calls that device here an APS (Alternate Power Supply/Source) Sure comes in handy...but oh so annoying when it beeps and chirps because it detects some drain on its power even if its plugged in and turned on.

    You sure know how to make us giggle here...and we appawsiate it, its a good stress reliever, though we hardly wish Miss Jan to have all the issues she does and to make fun of them at her expense...


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