Thursday, September 29, 2005

A WEIRD night event

I really don't know why these things happen to me, but late last night - I'm talking the dead of night, the witching hour, prime-time for weird occurences - I'm out cold, and a freaking balloon bursts in my bedroom. A balloon! A big one, too. Talk about major panic, confusion... My heart was pounding so fast I could hardly catch my breath. I didn't know what was going on. Gunshot. Someone breaking the window. And, of course, the Hub is out of town, so it was just me and my daughter.

Anyway, after I mustered the courage to get out of the bed, grabbing the iron from the ironing board in my room (b/c I never put it away :D), I crept with my weapon through the house checking to see what the hell had happened. Couldn't find anything amiss, and then when I went back into the bedroom I saw the skin of the balloon in the middle of the floor - ah, the culprit, I deduced.

Strange thing about it was that the balloon (one of many my daughter had blown up and tied a few days ago) had no reason to pop. It wasn't helium, so it didn't rise to ceiling and hit something. There was no air movement in the room, so it couldn't have drifted around and bumped something. The bedroom door was closed, meaning the cats were not in the room, so they couldn't have done it.

Needless to say, it took me a while to get back to sleep.

Never one to let an experience I can use go to waste, I'm going to present this to the Hub as yet another reason (among many) to get a puppy - one that will grow into a big, strong guard dog - something a bit more intimidating than an iron! Did I mention I want a dog? :D


Shawn said...

I think this is the perfect reason to get a puppy! I think any reason is a good reason to get a puppy. Broke your leg? Perfect cure? A puppy! Have mice? Perfect fix? Yep, you guessed it! A puppy!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I'm definitely for you getting a puppy, Kelly! If it'll make you feel safer and more secure, then your hubby's got to go for it. I know all too well what it's like to hear a strange noise in the middle of the night and to be the only adult around to check it out -- usually it's one of the cats around here. But until you discover exactly what it was that woke you up, your heart is pounding fiercely! Even then it takes a while to calm down.

As of Sunday night, though, I won't be the only one around to deal with strange noises in the middle of the night -- we'll be moving in with my sister and her family. We should be moving into our new house by November 15th, though -- then it's back to guard duty for me. *grin*


K. said...

I'm so glad you gals are with me on this! He's being very stubborn about a puppy, so I'm going to have to pull out all the stops on this one. Let the battle begin.