Friday, September 07, 2007

Calling 911

The first time i called 911 was several years ago when Johnny and Greg were on a motorcycle trip and decided to surprise my sister and i by coming home early. They told us they were camping for the night when they were actually getting close to home. My sister and i had fallen asleep in the recliner and on the couch, and she woke me up saying she heard something at our french doors in the kitchen. Then we saw the door was open and totally freaked. I have never been so scared in my life. We were sure someone was in the kitchen ready to kill us.:) I yelled "get the gun" (no we don't own a gun, but mabye it would scare the creep in the kitchen.) Susan told me to call 911 and when the guys heard that they quickly came in to identify themselves. I don't even remember dialing but i apparently did becasue they called us back and even though we told them the situation they had to come out and make sure we were ok. It was quite the night, and i'm quite sure the guys probably won't ever try to surprise us again by sneaking in the house!

Last night i had clothes in the dryer and went to check on them and smelled a really strong gas odor. Johnny wasn't home so i called him and then was going to call the gas co. My brother in law is a firefighter and he told me to call the fire dept. so i made my second call to 911. Trey and Avery were watching a movie but when i heard the fire truck coming by light and siren i thought i better tell them quick what was going on so they didn't freak out. Trey was talking a million miles a minute about how a little spark can start a huge fire. I finally got through to them that "we do NOT have a fire in the garage!" They tested and did not get any bad readings, which made me feel tons better. They ran the dryer for awhile, and had us kick on the hot water heater just to make sure they didn't get any bad readings while those were on. They did smell the natural gas smell, but they think it may be a dryer issue so we need to have someone come out and take a look at the dryer. They did pull out some clumps of lint on the outside of the house vent, so Johnny is going to clean that all out real good to make sure that is not the problem. Anyway that was our exciting evening, and hopefully we will have no need of calling 911 anytime soon again.


June said...

So, when are you going to change the name of your blog to Seaba Six?

Paula said...

At least you didn't have to call 911 because of one of the kids! Hopefully you never will have to.