Last week I unscrewed all the sockets and light switches in the hall and on the landing so that the plasterers could plaster round them, just as I have done in every other room in the house.
On Friday night I was sitting in bed reading when there was a bang and the landing lights went out. "Oh, the bulb's gone", I thought, "I'll leave the RCD switch till the morning" and I went to sleep without flicking the lights fuse back on. Husband arrived home from his night out and crept to bed in the dark none the wiser.
On Saturday morning husband realised there were no upstairs lights and flicked the fuse back on the RCD unit.
On Saturday evening we heard a buzzing noise which we traced to a light switch on the landing which then started to produce smoke! We quickly turned the lights off at the fuse, positioned a smoke alarm above the offending switch and went to bed where I didn't sleep very well. Thank goodness I hadn't put the lights back on the previous night!
This morning I was screwing the socket fronts back on when there was an almightly bang and all the upstairs sockets fused.
Now I'm getting worried.
Not only that, this is when I hate working full time because I don't have any time off work now until half term (end of October) to get the electricians in.