Thursday, November 02, 2006
An Alarming Situation
Things have been pretty quiet around here lately, since the Creepy Person (sorry barb) visited. Except for the other night.
It was a cold and windy day here in Sleepy Hollow. We both had a busy day at work, and bedtime was near. We were just about to crawl into bed, when our house alarm went off. That deafening, ear splitting sound that is sure to leave your ears ringing for some time later.
So much to describe at that particular moment. First, we were stunned, and imagined that there were people in our home who were not supposed to be there (and that is a sickening feeling). Then, after we looked at each other confusedly, and terrified out of our little skulls, My Sweetie called the police. I don't recall exactly what he said to them, it is now a blur, but I do remember that our adrenaline levels had skyrocketed at that point, and I was shaking, and thought that I was going to be sick.
We looked over the upstairs railing to see if we could see or hear anything. Nothing. We made our way down the stairs, so that we could get to the alarm box, and see what code was displayed. Then, we had to find the book that had the code information (Note to self: must remember to put that information on the box itself). The code indicated that it was the back sliding door. We could see that door from where we stood. Nothing was amiss. We walked over to the door and inspected. Nothing wrong. Then My Sweetie asked me to go downstairs to check on things. NO WAY!!!! Talk about spooky.
So we spent some time talking to the alarm people, and the police people, and the service people for the alarm, who are going to come and inspect things, since it is likely that the wind caused the alarm to go off (sensitive little bugger).
Satisfied that all was under control, we went back upstairs to go to bed, but our hearts were still thumping, we were still shaking, and our ears were still ringing.