Saturday, June 15, 2013

So, How's Your Weekend Going So Far?

I'm working a night shift tonight, and I've been having some trouble switching my sleep schedule over, but I at least managed to stay awake until about 2:30 last night, which I figured was a good thing. Except that I then woke up, for no obvious reason, at 8:30. An hour later, I was still working on getting back to sleep, with some real possibility of success, when there was a knock at my door.

At first, I thought I'd imagined it. Then I thought, "It's probably the mailman. Ignore it and go to sleep." And then I thought, " know, that was an awfully loud and serious-sounding knock. I'd probably better go and see what it is." So I threw on my bathrobe, opened the front door... and discovered two uniformed policemen. Apparently one of my neighbors saw what looked like smoke coming out of my swamp cooler, and called the fire department. Fortunately for all concerned, it turned out to not actually be smoke. It was just mist. Apparently a hose broke or something, and the thing was spewing water out into the air.

I'm glad my neighbors notice when my house seems to be on fire. But, man, I don't think I'm going to be getting any more sleep now.


  1. I'm not even in the same state as you. It can't be my fault. I think it's a result of you being the fire monitor at work. Don't take your work home with you!

    1. Are you sure your wizardly powers have that kind of geographical limitation?

  2. Since I haven't been trained how to control my powers yet, you may be right.