I am sitting at home, waiting for the electrician to show up. My master circuit breaker started getting hot and tripping yesterday, and after setting it and then having it trip a couple of hours later I left it off and spent the night in Carbondale. I called this morning, and they said afternoon. When I got back to the house it was 41 degrees inside. I reset the breaker, and since it was cold to start with it may last till he gets here. I did some research online and then called brother Jeff. I am pretty sure it just needs to be replaced. If there was a short somewhere it would be one of the individual breakers tripping. Fun stuff, owning your own home. I will update later.
Later---oh, boy. Looks like I need a new box both inside and outside, and time to upgrade to 200 amp service, since I will be getting the place ready to either sell or rent next year. Close to $3,800. Fun. I really thought I might get to do something fun with my savings. Looks like I really need to get busy on EBAY. I am staying the next two nights at Karen's because they can't get here till Thursday to do the change out.