#1) Don’t live in a crappy old triple decker with wiring that’s half a century old.
#2) If you do live in a crappy old house with ancient wiring, get a clue and plug a lamp in a plug that’s not on the same fuse as every single light in the house.
#3) Know where there’s a stupid flash light in the stupid house.
#4) Think to ask wifey where the #@#% basement key is so you can get into the basement fusebox, if you ever need to when she’s not home.
#5) Might not be a good idea to run the space heater at the same time as the dishwasher.
#6) Definitely not a good idea to decide you want some toast while running a space heater and the dishwasher.
#7) If you must do numbers 1-6 do them:
A) When beautiful wifey is home.
B) When it’s not pitch black out.
C) When kids are sleeping over grandparents.
#8) If you were too much of a knucklehead to plug a light in on a different fuse, if you were too clueless to know where to find a flashlight, if you were too dense to have asked wifey where the key to basement is BEFORE you need it, If all of the above occur when wifey is gone, when kids are home, and when it is fricking pitch black out… suck it up and deal with it; you got your own stupid self into the situation, you’ll just have to get yourself out.