Saturday, January 15, 2011

What a Night!

"Keep your house tidy, you never know who will be showing up at 3:30 in the morning!" ~Mama Hen
Early this morning was one to remember with no heat, alarm going off, fire engine and Little Chick's Grandma coming to the rescue! Last night I noticed it started getting colder in my family room. At around 11:30 PM I checked on the furnace in the basement only to find that the reset button would not kick it back on. Yikes! I have an old house and it is filled with pipes that could freeze. It has been in the teens here and not a good time to lose heat. I got all the faucets dripping and had called the service company with no reply. After waiting for the service people to call me back I ended up going upstairs to go to sleep at 2:45 AM only to have the carbon monoxide detector alarm sound off. I called 911 and they said to take Little Chick out to the car (it was 15 degrees) and wait for them. My daughter was crying and crying and the sirens frightened her. Then my mom showed up and sat with her while she watched a DVD and she felt much better. About eight firemen were here and they were incredibly nice. It turns out that the drop in temperature was the cause most likely and that we were able to go back in after an hour or so. By that time it was 4:45 AM and the temperature in the house was at 40 degrees and dropping. What a night!

21 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!!! I hope you were able to get your heat restored this morning. What a nightmare but you're so lucky to have your mom so close! It's something we are also blessed with. Hopefully this will be one of those things you can laugh about soon!

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  2. I really hope you got your heat working again! That's an eventful night! Thankfully, there was no carbon monoxide issue and thankfully your mom was able to take care of Little Chick! You're right about keeping your house tidy... we had an unexpected visitor when we were in the process of moving and I was so embarrassed!

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  3. Oh No. I am so sorry you had to go through that. I hope you get your heat fixed, or it looks like you may be staying at mom's house!

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  4. That's no way to get a good night's sleep! Hope you two get a good nap this afternoon. What an exciting night - and one not to repeat. Stay snuggly warm today. :-)

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  5. Oh My goodness, what a night indeed! I hope you sort things out with the heat soon. Give little chick a cup of hot chocolate. :)

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  6. That is definitely a crazy night! I hope you have heat now.

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  7. Oh wow, same thing happened with our heating minus the carbon monoxide scare! We have to wait until Monday. So happy your mom came to your aide! Hope you get some much needed rest :)

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  8. OH NO. You poor thing...I'm sure you were a nervous wreck, especially with Chick very frightened. Glad all is ok and that you guys had your mom there to help! Mom's always are the best, right?!

    Be safe and have a warm weekend, enjoying the heater :)

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  9. Wow that is scary. Glad everyone is ok. You hooked me with the first post I came to and I look forward to reading more.

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  10. Ugh! Been there done that with the heat! I'm glad the carbon monoxide was a false alarm.

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  11. Sorry to hear this, glad everything turned out o.k. Hope your weekend is wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  12. Bless your heart! I hope you can get that fixed quickly. It's so cold up here in New England right now.

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  13. Oh no! I hope you've got your heat working again! New England has had some really cold weather this weekend!
    I'm so glad that it was just the dropping temps that caused the carbon monoxide alarm to go off, and not an even bigger problem than the furnace. Hope your weekend gets better!

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  14. That's a terrible way to spend the night! Why does that stuff always happen at such an awful hour?

    Hope you get warmed up soon!

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  16. Mama Hen! That sounds really scary. I am so glad you had a carbon monoxide detector. Girlfirend make sure you keep that thing running. It has been a crazy winter I hope you guys don't have another night like that. Be safe!

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  17. Yikes, so glad everyone's safe. Did your heat come back on?

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  18. Wow, so glad it all went okay. Love your title - I think that is one of the reasons I keep my house tidy, you just never know...

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  19. Oh my gosh! What a crazy night!! I'm so glad everything turned out ok and your mom was nearby. You guys must have been so frightened by that alarm!

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  20. Holy cow! That makes for one eventful evening. I'm so glad that everything turned out okay. Brrrr.

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  21. Ciao all the best for 2011. I am back at last catching up on all the posts I missed while I was away from computing. I have enjoyed catching up with your posts this afternoon but was especially sorry to read about this experience. Take Care.

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