Well, I did it. I finished that paper and gave the presentation. It went ok.
Also, I hung my seahawks sign in my car. They play the bears this week. Go Hawks.
And tomorrow is friday at last. Not that it really matters because I have a ton of work to do. But atleast my time is my own after 5 pm tomorrow.
Also for all you homestarrunner fans, I was told of another good sb-mail. the Techno one. If you haven’t seen it, its funny. I decided to watch all of them now that I have a fast internet connection. Tonight I made it through 1-22.
Actually, this was not a drill.
Last night when I was on my computer about 9:30, our fire alarms started going off. (VERY Loud!) At first, I thought it was the batteries. So I was trying to change them.
Then I thought the sound was just in my head (a bad headache or something). It was so loud I felt like I could not think straight. I ran outside only to smell smoke in the air. I could hear that the alarms in the entire building were going off. THEN I saw the smoke coming from the apartment next door.
I ran inside and said in the calmest way possible “RACHEL, GET OUT NOW.” “This is real” “GET OUT.” I ran in my room grabbed my purse, passport, and savings bonds. Put on my shoes and went outside. I could see the evening news already (in my mind). I was thankful that I had just gotten new renters insurance.
Turns out, the “smoke” I saw was a combination of fog and steam from our dryer, but the fire alarm was real. One of the units in our building (there are 12 units total) had an issue with their stove. It must have been bad because they ran out side and pulled the fire alarm. The fire truck came and everything. Our neighbor told us that they had smoke in their apartment.
We went back inside because the firemen seemed to have everything under control and had finally turned off the obnoxious (though be it good) alarms. By that point, we could smell the smoke too from the vents. I sat and watch tv a little then went to bed.
This morning, our neighbors had an old range sitting on there patio.
Filed under funny, housing
In regards to the fact that batteries don’t really like me: I was thinking today “good thing I don’t have a pacemaker.”
Ok, this last week was the week of the bad batteries.
First on Thursday morning, I was awoken about 5 am or so by a beeping smoke detector. This was the second time that morning it started beeping. I guess I slept through the first time, but my roomie woke up and shook the battery. We knew it was beeping once a minute because the battery needed to be changed, but we did not own any 9 volts. She shook it the second time and it stopped for a half hour or so. But it beeped a third time. I got up (this time my roomie slept through the beeping).
I spent over 10 minutes trying to get it to stop with no success. I think there must be a way to stop it, but we were both worried that we would set off all of the ones in the building. I went back to bed and tried to ignore it for an hour or so. Leaving for work that morning was great just to get away from the beeping. We got new batteries & it solved the problem.
I think I might have an issue with my new ipod’s battery, I was under the impression from the apple store that once the battery is fully charged, it should last for about 10-15 hours. so far, I have not had such luck.
Finally, last night I was leaving to go play Bunko, and my car would not start!!! I figured it was the battery because it had started rough the last few days. I talked to some people at church this morning and someone from church was kind enough to come over this afternoon and jump the car. It started up, we ran it over to sears, and Yeah, bad battery. PRAISE the LORD that that was the only problem. The starter, alternator, and electrical system all checked out fine.
Well, that was two bad batteries and one potential bad battery in one week. Maybe it is me? Is it possible to have a unique electrical magnetic makeup and kill batteries? I tend to get “shocked” more often and harder than anyone I know too. (one time my pinkie was shocked so hard I felt it up my arm and even in my heart) Either way, I think I will stay indoors during thunder storms.