Yesterday, I got home after a lovely weekend away with the girls. I walked up to my bedroom and went to flip on a light and nothing happened. Strange. I checked the bedside lamp as well and realized a breaker must have been tripped. I wasn’t sure how, since I hadn’t been home, but who knows. I went into the basement, discovered that yes, a breaker had been tripped, reset it, and went back upstairs.
And there was light. Hooray!
A bit later, I noticed that my jewelry hanger had fallen off the wall.
Not unusual. I went to pick up the necklaces and discovered what had tripped the breaker.
Had fallen just so that it landed directly on this air freshener
And managed to slide down to rest on the prongs. Yeah, not a great thing. It apparently got so hot that it started to melt the prongs. And the necklace melted in two as well.
I went back downstairs, flipped the breaker back off, and unplugged the air freshener and tossed everything.
I didn’t take a picture of the outlet before I cleaned it off, but this is what it looks like now.
It was a total freak accident, but I am so lucky there was no real damage. I will probably have an electrician out to check out that outlet at some point, but for now, I just plan to not use it. I’m so glad that the breaker tripped as it was supposed to.
And I will be removing all of my heavy necklaces off of that jewelry hanger.