Thursday, July 24, 2008

Our Big Adventure or WHAT do you do when the thing starts SCREAMING?

Have you ever noticed that strange things happen around here when Mike is gone? ::snort:: Mike left at 0630 yesterday - this happened at 1300.

The carbon monoxide alarm went off and wouldn't STOP. I was getting my hair done....right in the middle and couldn't run home. I told the kids to open the windows and get out of the house. I fretted through the rest of the appointment trying to remember what you are supposed to do when those things go off.

I came home. All seemed fine. I plugged the thing back in and it didn't go off. We don't HAVE any gas appliances etc in the kitchen. We do have a new gas water heater. It seems to me that if we had a concentration of Carbon Monoxide it would be near the water heater. I moved the alarm to the bathroom - nearest plug I could find. THEN the AC quit working. I replaced the batteries in the thermostat and things seem fine.

Today, I find out that the kids ran out of the house without shoes. I suppose they were really alarmed with the piercing noise. Jared took the little ones to the park. Keep in mind that it is HOT down here. They walked to the park - one in on line skates, one on a bike but barefoot and one in snow boots...carried the baby and the other one hopped barefoot. They wondered why everyone was staring at them? ::snort::

©2008 D.R.G.


Jodi said...

Praying that nothing else breaks, acts funny or goes crazy on you all while Mike is away!

Linda said...

Had that happen, too...turns out the thing was over 5 years old, and that is the life for these (well, ours, anyway). Replaced it with a new one, and it's fine!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Personally, I think that the random assortment of footwear (or lack of!) that went to the park is the best part of this story!

But then "the grasshoppers" have been having shoe issues lately...

Cynthia said...

LOL! I bet that was a sight to see!

Anonymous said...

What an adventure!

Those loud things drive me nuts!!

l/p Mom T