Saturday, September 6, 2008

One of those weeks!

I'm having one of those weeks that is soooo incredibly weird. Just one example: The other morning we awoke at quarter to seven by a beep from our fire alarm. Fifteen minutes later another beep. Okay, so the fire alarm has gone a little haywire. No smoke. No fire. Bill gets in the shower. I kid you not....the fire alarm went off full tilt two minutes into his shower. It was the most ear piercing shreiking sound from three alarms going off all at once. So here we are running around like chickens (Bill in a towel dripping wet from the shower!)trying to figure out how to turn the darned thing off. Again, no smoke. No fire. Bill in his haste (panic) to get the thing to quit blaring, starts punching numbers on the security system key pad. BAD IDEA. Now the security system is blaring through the house AND the neighborhood. Cripes!! The noise is absolutely deafening. The cats are swinging from the chandeliers and I feel like my head is going to explode. As a last resort, Bill goes to the breaker box and starts shutting everything down. The fire alarm goes off but not the security's still going full bore. Think, think, think. Bill pulls the battery out of the security system. Finally, everything is quiet. Whew.

Now Bill is in a rare mood, and not a good one at that. I have a splitting headache and the cats have jumped from the chandeliers into the closet and won't come out. And so the day goes.

It's not until later in the evening when all the systems are fixed, for some odd reason, I ask Bill what day it is. It turns out that it's the anniversary of his dad's passing. We should have known! Charles always sends along a little note to remind us that he's Do'in Okay. I'm sure he was just laughing his self silly watching us run around like chickens trying to get the alarms to quit sounding off. Good one, Charles. You got us again! You would think we would know by now......something like this happens every year on the same date. ha!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

P.S. We had the alarm system guy come out to test the system. It's all good. Just a glitch in the system. Yeah, a glitch named Charles! ;o)


Nancy said...

Oh my had quite a day! Those alarms are deafening! Glad everything is back to "normal"?!
Bad Charles!!

Have a better rest of the weekend Aleta!
Hugs, Nancy

Brenda said...

Hi Aleta,
What a great story! I'm sure Charles had fun, even if you didn't! I'm REALLY glad there was nothing wrong, even if you were frazzled. Have a lovely weekend.



Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...
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Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Aleta, I think Charles sounds like a hoot, but you can keep him, LOL. ~ Karen

lovethemsteiff said...

Hi Aleta, That's a great story about Charles. I believe you must be right. Thanks for sharing. Carol