Thursday, January 24, 2008

Something to Talk About...

The other night, our house alarm started going off in the middle of the night. Weird thing is, we don't have our alarm set up. I made the decision to not set it up here after paying $30 a month for the 3 years we lived in NC and literally NEVER setting the alarm other than on the day I got it. I'd rather buy a new pair of shoes or 2 each month. Speaking of shoes...I went to the DSW 30% off Clearance sale yesterday during my 30 minute dinner break, and wound up getting a pair of Merrells for 80% off. Amazing. Anyway, so we don't even have the alarm monitored and it started going off. It sounded like someone was trying to talk to us through the speaker, which made me start thinking about the UFOs that were reportedly seen in Stephenville. Were aliens trying to contact us during the night?? Creepy. Ryan started ripping cords and things out of the ceiling while I decided to just go unplug the whole thing, which turned out to be much less destructive than Ryan's method.

The next morning we woke up and the temperature in our house was 56 degrees. Now, I like to sleep with it cold in the house so that I can pile on lots of covers (can I get an Amen?) but 56 was a LITTLE bit chilly. Obviously the heater had gone out, so Ryan went into the attic to try and fix it himself. After trying and trying and trying to get the heat to kick on we finally had to "call the man" as my Dad always says in his most defeated voice. Why do guys hate asking for help? The guy came out and charged us $60 to show Ryan where the switch is that turns the heat back on. Hmmm...how can I become a heating technician? I'd be happy to go flip people's switches all day for 60 bucks a pop. Now I'm sitting in our nice and toasty house with a working heater and no alarm going off.

The next morning, my brother called me right as I was re-setting my alarm for at least the 4th time and said that he had been in a wreck and needed a ride. Now THAT'S what I love about living close to family. So I went and picked him up at the collision place and drove him to work in Weatherford (who works in Weatherford?!?) I was only 2 hours late to work after all that. Now that I think about it, I should have milked that wreck for at least a 1/2 day off. What was I thinking?

Don't bad things happen in 3's?? If so, then I'm going to have a great weekend!

10 comments:

campers said...

I have always believed in the 3's thing too! The summer of 2005 I had to have surgery, B's g-dad died, and my car got broken into at the funeral home!!! That made me a believer of the3's!!! Glad yours are over!

allyo said...

Oh my! Hope you have a great weekend!! You deserve it!!!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

what a weird day!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh my goodness. Weird.

You know the other weird thing is that the other night strange sounds came through on Ava's monitor. And my first thought was the UFOs.

Tiffani said...

That is so crazy! Doesn't it always seem that when you call someone to come out to your house, it is always something SO simple! It gets you every time. Let me give you a WORD about guys not wanting to "call the man"...totally Tim!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Natalie said...

What a week! The alarm story had me thinking back to a very similar situation in me and Keri's first apartment together. The (also unmonitored) alarm went off in the middle of the night. As soon as we would get it to stop going off and get back in bed it would go off again. This happened like 5 times that night. Keri ended up cutting the wires and pulling the alarm out of the wall. Then he came back to bed, laid down, and in the darkness said, "go off now b*+ch! It might have been the funniest night of our marriage! I'm sure that isn't as funny as we think it is, but I had to share! Hope your weekend was uneventful!

GateWay said...

I'd always considered groups of 3's
significant as well. Usually in "holy alliance" type terms, but yours certainly did not fit that category. Hope the wierdness stops and the wonderfulness (hee hee) begins! By the way, yorkies love most other terriers! (that would be another 3!!)

andydawn said...

Was your weekend better? I hope :)

Poefam said...

Girl...I'm TIRED just reading this!!! ... Can't wait to hear what good thing came after these 3's! :) LOVE YA!

Leigh Ann said...

Hey there! So I found the brownies at Tom Thumb, but I hear you can get them at Target also. They are so yummy!