So when you read this in an ad when someone is selling something I wonder if they ever had a day like I did.
Last night when I went to bed, I barely got into bed and I bolted out like a shot. I could smell something burning, I thought Eric was cooking something, but nope. I woke up Jeff and he could smell it to. It smelled like when you turn the heater on after summer, and it burns the dust off, but way worse. So we smelled lamps and felt cords to see if they were hot and we couldn't figure it out, it was worse in our bedroom. I went outside to see if I could see anything. I turned off the thermostat thing on the wall and threw some extra covers on the bed. After a while Jeff was like we gotta get some sleep. I kissed him and said I loved him just in case something happened in the middle of the night. So he went to sleep with the horrible smell still in the air and I laid there and it took me a while to fall asleep.
By morning the smell was gone. I was up about half an hour and the smell came back. Eric was getting ready for work and I was running around trying to pick stuff up cause the ladies were coming to clean. So I thought if I put the fan on in our bedroom that would help. Well when I put the fan on, there was smoke coming out of the vent in the ceiling. That had me freaking. I called Jeff at work and told him and he said to call our neighbor Bill, but when I called Bill he was headed out, and he said call 911. So I called 911 and they had Rural Metro come out. We pay them an annual fee for fire and stuff so I guess we should use it. They said to get out of the house and they would be out shortly.
The ladies showed up and we stood outside, Toby on his leash so I didn't have to hold him. Of course with our wacky address I saw the fire truck zip right by our street, and then they called for directions. Anyone that has been to my house knows our address is wrong. Note to self: call the county and have a new address issued.
So the firemen came and checked everything out, went in the attic and everything. They said it was probably just the dust burning off the heat strips, but I was telling them I had turned the heater off last night so how was that happening? They said the smoke alarms did not go off so it was ok. They checked it all out and then they left.
So I opened up the windows to air the stink out. As I sat at my laptop I was thinking gosh the smell was getting worse, I turned around and the ceiling of my stamp room had smoke swirling around it, so now the smoke was coming out the vent in my studio. I went into our bedroom and it was half filled with smoke and this time the smoke alarms went off, so now I was freaking. I called Jeff at work and told him to get home cause something was wrong, plus the heater that I had turned off was somehow still running and I could feel the heat coming out of the vents, I still have no clue how that was but figure it might have been doing that all night. I was not calling 911 again cause they had already been out here. Jeff said to turn off the main power to the a/c and the heat strip thingie so I did. Then I waited, and waited for him to come home.
When he got home he went into the attic to check it all out, and there was nothing on fire or smoldering but he could totally smell it. So our neighbor's son Joey works for an a/c company and Jeff called him so he came out on his way home, and I guess the compasitor died, which made the fan not work, which with the heater on, it fried all the wiring in the unit. So then I was all worried, should we have been smelling these fumes? I am still a little not sure about that. Even my sweet friend Ellie said we could stay at her house. It still stinks a bit tonight, (it's probably in the carpets and stuff) but I have been febreezing everything.
Joey will come back Saturday and get it fixed, I am hoping it don't cost an arm and a leg. But thankful that is all it did. I was actually leaving to take Toby to the vet ten minutes before I saw the smoke, I called and changed his appointment. I don't want to imagine what would have happened if I had left, would it had caught on fire? God only knows.
So long story short…I did not get the video done of the cute card. I will do it tomorrow. We did get out of the stinky house when Sharon came over and Jeff let me video him to show you how he made the stakes for the Spring Fling make n take.
Thanks for listening to my babbling.
Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping in.