In Part 3, our electrician figured out the short was caused by our bathroom fans. I had to leave him there to figure out what to do about it because I had a test to take.
I got to the hotel, found the ballroom where the test was being administered and walked in. I had studied but I didn’t know if I had studied enough. What if I had to develop frequency factors or do a self-funding analysis? Could I do it? What did that even mean?
Luckily, I didn’t have to. The test was reasonably easy. Typically, you get 2 hours to take the test. I usually finish in about an hour. For this test we got 2.5 hours and I finished in 1.75 hours. I was the third person finished. So, I guess it was long, but not difficult.
(I should be knocking on wood, since I haven’t found out if I passed or not.)
Anyway, I left the hotel in a pretty good mood. As I was buckling my seatbelt, I called up h and asked how she and the Little Man were doing. All were well. I asked what the electrician said and she told me “it isn’t the bathroom fans”.
“WHAT?!” I erupted.
“Nope, he unhooked the fans and the breaker was still tripping,” she responded.
At this point, all I could see were dollar signs (which was unfortunate as I was merging onto the freeway). I just knew we were going to have to replace all the wiring in the house. As my bladder slowly emptied, I asked the question:
“What is it?”
“The attic fan.”
The attic fan? Huh?