Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Things that go bump in the night

About ten o'clock last night, I kept hearing this short burst of sound, no more than two or three seconds. Electrical? Water? Wind in the shingles? Couldn't hear it everywhere. Finally, I isolated the sound along the wall with the bookshelf in the living room.

We unplugged everything in the wall and spent maybe two hours off an on trying to pinpoint the source of the sound.

Checked the breakers, checked the hoses, checked the washer/dryer. Nothing.

I worried about the possibility of an electrical fire but the walls were not hot to the touch.

We knew an electrician would charge a hundred bucks or more.

What to do?

Finally, with a grin, the Mystery Woman figured it out. My cell phone was sitting on the wooden book shelf and would vibrate every couple of minutes.

But the problem deepened.

We couldn't figure out how to turn it off, so the Mystery Woman put it on a pillow.

And we went to bed.

3 comments:

The South Plainsman said...

We are too old for all those fancy gadgets. LOL

Don said...

Who knew that a vibrator would keep us AWAKE?

Anonymous said...

You were up after midnight? wow!

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