I hate working with electricity. I also hate it when you plug something in and the plug falls out of the wall. That is what inspired this goal. Off I go to Menards to get new outlets. Who knew that you had to know what amps and volts you need. I guessed right on the kind I needed. I guessed wrong on the color that would match the rest of my outlets. I started with the outlet in Jason's room. Being paranoid about the electricity thing I turned off the power to the whole house. The first one went really good. The people who put them together really cranked the screws on tight. After the first one I turned the power back on and plugged a nightlight in to make sure it worked and didn't blow anything up. I did really good until the last outlet. This outlet is connected to two other outlets and is controlled by a switch. The replacing went great, but I somehow screwed up the light switch thing. The outlets work, but the switch does nothing at all.
I googled what may be wrong with the outlet and discovered that there is a metal tab that needs to be broken off of the new outlet to make the switch work. I will have to wait until another day to fix this because it is now dark out and I would rather wait to do it in the daylight. Problem solved and another item crossed off the list.