Monday, August 28, 2006

Formal dress not required

I did my civic duty and tidied up the common driveway today, shoveling up a spilled bag of charcoal which someone had dropped the other day. I came in and promptly got out of my dirty, sweaty jeans and was about to turn the shower on when the smoke alarm started blaring away. Mega decibels and there I am naked and not knowing what to do next. I threw on all the dirty clothes while looking through papers to find the landlord's phone number. Rushed down the steps and placed the call.

Two handymen showed up in about five-ten minutes. These guys are cute. They've already patched my kitchen screen and given me a new mailbox. They're probably a little younger than me. I hope they don't think I'm finding excuses to have them over. Then again, what's the harm? We decided that it may have been some "dust" which triggered the bloody alarm. Not sure. Great. Next time I'll be sleeping and in my nightgown. Ray and George and I are certainly getting acquainted.

Do you think the household ghosts are having some fun at my expense? Maybe they're nudging me back into the world of men.

Where there's smoke, there's fire.

9 comments:

velocibadgergirl said...

Next time call 911 and maybe the deputy sheriff will show up! ;)

Barb said...

Call 911 and the whole N.A. fire dept. will come to your rescue, maybe there's a few to pick from there. Just be careful they may catch on to you( crying wolf!!)

Simon said...

Back into the world of men?!

Avast, matey! Thar be dragons...

(but I hear cougars can cope pretty well with dragons)

kirsty said...

*sss!!* go, you hot thing!

kirsty said...

Thanks for dropping by - I know how busy you are. When you get a chance, have a look at my July 13 post because while we were on holiday, Peter screeched the car to a halt and yelled "take a photo of that for The Mater!!" (you had recently left a comment laughing at the word "bingle") I do love how enthusiastic he is!

geogirl said...

I'm starting to suspect that being closer to your daughter was only a secondary reason behind your move... ;-)

Carla said...

I just stumbled across your blog during my afternoon slump in the office. I swear my apt is haunted. My friends think I am off my rocker but strangely no one wants to hang out at my place after dark. The smoke alarms go off all the time for no reason- among other things. Anyways, just wanted to warn you that fire alarm ghosts have a way of scaring cute, eligible men. I have had it happen to me twice! Make sure if you do call 911, they send the bravest and most handsome man they have on staff!

The Mater said...

Oh Carla ... you mentioned a really intriguing subject: ghosts playing tricks! If you're new to my blog, then you'll have to catch up on the history of my new place and its connection to the ghosts in my daughter's house!

In fact, I was just visiting the local cemetery this past week with Jenn as she continues to research our former residents.

To be continued. Jenn may be attending a paranormal convention this weekend and who knows what will come from that :>)

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