Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Stupid Fire Alarm!
I am SUPER tired. Our fire alarm went off at 4 AM. Just for a few seconds. But it is INCREDIBLY loud and screechy -- and woke me up all panicky! It stopped almost as soon as I figured out what it was. Steve actually woke up, too (miracle -- he doesn't wake up for ANYTHING), and he dutifully checked the house. Grayson slept right through it. And then right when we were settling down again, it went off AGAIN. Now I was freaked. It only lasted another few seconds, but by now I was WIDE awake, paranoid, and thinking it was a sign from God that we were in danger. I made Steve check the house again, and I checked Grayson again (still sleeping -- wow, I envy him). Our pit bull barely picked his head up, and didn't bother getting off the bed -- which is the only thing that kept me from running out of the house. Steve grumbled back into bed, immediately fell asleep (as did the dog), and I stayed awake for the next 2 1/2 hours, alternating between praying, listening intently for any ominous sounds, and trying to think of something, ANYTHING else. Finally fell asleep -- nothing was wrong. We're all fine. But I lost a lot of sleep. Bleck.