So yesterday our cute little Grant ran into the kitchen with fear in his eyes and so worked up that I couldn't figure out what was wrong. He then said the word "smoke" and I quickly looked over at the base for our phone and noticed smoke coming out of it. I was completely baffled at what had just happened. I unplugged the phone cords and tried to calm Grant down. Once Grant was calm I did a little interogation of what he had done. Now Grant seems to have a tendency to experiment with cords. He is always curious what cords go to what, and what electronic items in the house will accomodate headphones. He is constantly plugging things in to other things. Well, I guess that Grant wanted to see if the laptop charging cord would fit into the phone and it seems that the voltage needed to charge the computer may be a little more than the voltage needed for the phone. Grant completely fried the phone base. Luckily we have connections with the electronic buyers at Target. I told Harv what happened and he was able to bring home a temporary phone until we figure out what to fo about our fried one.
So after telling Harv about this incident he felt compelled to compile a list of all the things that Grant has broken over the years. We joke that these amounts will be deducted from his inheritance--if he even gets one.
Pulling the space bar off the laptop keyboard = $80.33
Stabbing the kitchen table 43 times with a ballpoint pen = $150
Writing on every cushion of the tan leather sofa = $900
Frying the base to all three phones by plugging in the computer power adapter = $TBD
Living with Grant = priceless, yet expensive.