Okay, so I screwed up very badly the other day. The bulb in my desk lamp burned out Thursday night and when I tried to replace it, the glass part of the bulb
separated from the part you screw in. I had to go to bed so I left it for later. I was dead tired Friday night when I realized I still hadn’t replaced the bulb and I needed to use the lamp. Without thinking about it, I took a pair of pliers and started to unscrew the bottom of the bulb. Everything turned white for a second. My knuckles were singed and I felt like someone had tapped my chest petty hard. That’s when I realized I had forgotten to unplug the lamp.
As I was sitting on my bed wondering where I left my brain, the power went out in the back half of the house. It came back on after a couple of minutes. I checked all of the circuit breakers and none of them had been tripped.
Tonight (Tuesday), the power in my part of the house keeps going off and coming back on again randomly. The lamp is not plugged in. I have checked and rechecked the circuit breakers. I have turned them all off and then on again. They are not warm to the touch. There is nothing smoking and no burning smell anywhere in the house. I’ll be gone all day Wednesday (Mom will be here) so I can’t really do anything else or get anyone out here to help me until Thursday.
What have I done?