I was at the tv, enjoying a nice steak that had cheese and chili on it, with some a1 (i love to put everything on everything :)), and then the tv and some of the lighting in the house went out. I didn't think to much about it, as this has happened before. The microwave, all living room plugs and lights, and my bedroom plugs and lights are all part of one circuit, and it cant handle the load and has caused the breakers to reset alot (my computer is actually drawing power off of my dads room; I decided a while back that drilling a hole in the wall for an extension cord for some of my room electronics would help alleviate the load on the circuit). So I go into the garage and flip the breaker switch back on, but nothing happened. My guess is that one of the wires shorted out (unless the breaker box also somehow utilizes fuses along with the breakers).
So now it looks like I'm going to be spending money and my weekend rewiring much of the house. Bleh. Even if it does turn out to be something easily fixable, I'm still going to want to add some circuits to prevent this from happening again. The house was built in the 50s, and much of the wiring is outdated, and ungrounded (except for the receptacles that my computer goes into; I grounded that to some pipes in the crawlspace under the house). At least all the power isn't out. And I finally get to use the cool turbo linux icon. :)