Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Help! I'm Under Attack!

Ok, so I am currently house sitting for a friend of mine while she is on vacation in California. It's been great fun being here, but things are always a bit different when your out of your own environment and the things that your used to. Last night as I was sleeping I woke up around 1:00 am to a strange sound coming from downstairs. As I lay there listening I began to get very afraid. It sounded like someone was trying to break in through the back door! I quickly sat up in bed and contemplated what I should do. I headed over to an upstairs window to see if I could see the outside of the backdoor to confirm my fears. Unfortunately, I couldn't see clearly enough to tell. I sat against the wall huddled in fear for a minute or two coming seriously close to calling a male friend who lives nearby or better yet 911. Then I realized that if someone was really trying to get in they would have been in by now. I decided to investigate further...I tiptoed down the stairs ready to sprint back up them at a moments notice. As I reached the bottom of the steps I sat and once again just listened to noise. It was then that I realized the true source of my fears. It was not a burglar, nor was it some crazed maniac trying to break in. No, it was the stupid ice machine on the refrigerator!! Ugg! Upon my discover I rolled my eyes and headed back to bed feeling very grateful I had restrained myself and not called a friend and/or especially 911. Can you just imagine...

911 Operator: "911 what's your emergency?"
Me: "Help! The kitchen appliances are coming after me!"

They would have locked me away in a white padded room for sure!

9 comments:

Annie said...

That's hilarious...and sad. I'm sorry! I had to house sit for some people in my neighborhood for 2 weeks several years ago. I kept hearing strange noises too. Spooky! Also, their two cats insisted on sleeping on my face. :P

Tawni said...

I hate hearing noises at night! They always sound so much louder and different than normal. I'm glad you got through it okay! :)

Jamie said...

Ha ha. Don't you have Gucci there to protect you?? :) I had that happen to me the other day. Brady left for work at 1 am and about 4:30 i swear i heard a man's voice in the hall. I looked up and since I didn't have my contacts in i couldn't see very well, but it looked like our computer chair was moving like someone had just bumped it or something. so i curled up in a corner and stupidly called Brady to tell him to come save me. He said "Dear, I'm in American Fork. Go look in the hall and if someone is there, call 911 because I can't get there in time to save you!" lol. I felt really dumb when there was no one there.

TIFFANY MARTIN said...

oh that's so funny! I needed a good laugh today. Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

I'm so excited I found your blog. I am going to check it all the time now. Tiff, that is so funny. I'm so glad you were willing to share.

sherbart said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA! That is too funny and only you would do that! LOL!!!! that was great, thanks for sharing yourself with us!

Plainbellied said...

Yeah!! I just discovered I'm on your friends list. :D Thanks. And I would totally have been with you, ready to use a baseball bat on the groaning appliance.

Stacy Householder said...

You brave girl you!! Isn't it AMAZING how our minds will always create the worst possible scenario and actually make us believe that the ice maker is really a big scary masked man breaking in to destroy all man kind inside that house! hehehe

You tell a gooood story, Tiff!! :) When I'm terrified, I freeze, unable to move or think or breathe. I would've been NO HELP AT ALL to you! You are so brave to creep down those stairs.. holy chickens!
You're my hero! :)

LOVE YOU! :)

Plainbellied said...

Can you come out and blog? We miss you! So, I tagged you on my blog. Hope to hear from you soon!