Saturday, October 18, 2008

Late Night Crazies

Well, it finally got cold enough that we turned on the heater. Around midnight, Bruce and I both woke up and decided we were cold, so he turned on the heater. He also planted the evil thought by asking me where the carbon monoxide detector was. Well, I couldn't remember. That thing was always too heavy for it's prongs and wouldn't stay plugged in. Yes, I know you should have them in more than one location in your house, but those things are expensive! Anyway, I rolled over and went back to sleep. I dreamed about finding the CO detector; I dreamed about knocking on my neighbor's door at 1:00 in the morning, asking to borrow one. I woke up at 1:00 am with a headache. "Oh crap, I have a headache! Now I have to worry about it!" which of course, I did. I got up and started looking all over the house for the CO detector. I couldn't find it. I was tired, so I laid back down, couldn't go to sleep. So, telling myself that I'm a lunatic, I got up and drove to Wal-Mart at 1:45 am, going 70 mph. I bet I looked a bit crazy with my make-up that I didn't bother to take off from the day before, smeared under my eyes, my hair sticking up everywhere, etc. I was in good company though. It really surprised me how many people there are in Wal-Mart at 2:00 am on a Saturday morning. There was actually a longish line in the cigarette line. I found that amusing through my foggy brain. There were also some seriously freakish people there with the way gothic look going. Piercings out the wazoo, gothic make-up even on the guy, gothic hair, etc. Anyway, I walked to the CO detector aisle at top speed. (I can walk really fast when I want to. This stems from having long legs and from walking to school in jr high and high school always at least 10 minutes late). I'm sure I looked absolutely mad. I made it back home in 20 minutes total, plugged the thing in. It didn't go off. I went downstairs where the boy's bedroom is, plugged it in there. No alarm. Good, back to bed. I still have a headache this morning, but the thing isn't beeping, so I guess I just need to snap out of it.

4 comments:

timpani76 said...

Suuuuuurrrrrre, sweetie, it's Bruce's fault ;)

Or maybe Mommies just need to do crazy things once in awhile, to get them out of their system.

Eyepoke said...

that sounds like something i would do, lol! i thought i was the worry wart!
liz

pie-seas79 said...

This is one of the funniest things I have read in a long time! It is so something I would do, I'm extremely paranoid!

Dana Cheryl said...

Bless your heart! I hope that you slept well the next night.