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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Things We Learned...

I had commented about this via Facebook the other day, but thought I'd expand on it a little bit.

Things we learned at 3:30 AM on Saturday...

1) Fire alarms really will wake you up.  Actually, fire alarms will completely wake Chris up.  I will only come halfway to consciousness until backhanded across the gut while my panicked husband yells, "HEY! WHAT IS THAT?!?

2) The "red box" that is 8 ft. up on our wall is a fire alarm.  It is connected to the main part of the apartment building and when a fire alarm is pulled over there it lets us know.  Very loudly.

3) If you use 5 feet of scotch tape it is physically possible to tape a hand towel to the wall (to muffle the obscene noise coming from the red box, of course).
4) Dani has no fear of loud noises.  While she did wake up when we were running into and out of her bedroom to see if it was the alarm in there that was going off, she never cried.  "Surprise extra feeding in the middle of the night?  Wake me up anytime you want mom!" ;)
5) Michaela has absolutely no future in emergency services.  She actually managed to remain sound asleep though 25 minutes of the most ear-splitting fire alarm ever!

6) If our building really was on fire it would have been halfway burnt to the ground before the fire department had shown up.  During regular daytime traffic the fire station is a 5 minute drive away (for me with no flashing lights or sirens to clear the way).  It was about 20 minutes after the alarm started going off that the fire department showed up at our front gate and then they had to spend another 5 minutes wrestling their way through the gate.

7) All these learning points were brought to you by a false alarm and some "punk kid." ("Punk kid" being the nicer of word choices popping into my head at 3:30 AM to describe the brilliant individual who thought pulling a fire alarm in the middle of the night for "fun" was a good idea.)

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At January 23, 2011 at 8:55 PM , Anonymous Shannon said...

Your writing in this one cracks me up! I can just picture Chris slapping you in the stomach frantically asking what's going on. This post makes me laugh out loud. Thanks for sharing! :)

 
At January 24, 2011 at 8:41 AM , Anonymous Kim said...

Totally was laughing out loud!

 

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