Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fire! Fire!

To start this afternoon we had quite an adventure.... I'm in the kitchen mixing everything together for a loaf of Pumpkin Coconut Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling while Matt's playing Skyrim... I hear someones smoke detector go off then I hear another alarm sound... What is that is what I first thought.... I open our door into the hall way and it's the fire alarm for our building and our hall way was full of smoke.... I scream at Matt that we need to get out of here, I was panicked... I turn off the oven and our coffee pot...the first pair of shoes I see are my dress shoes, I grab a coat, umbrella and my purse while Matt grabs the keys and his coat and we high tail it to the door.I know I look like a homeless person, since I was relaxing today in my yoga pants with dress shoes on but when you are panicked like that, you'd don't care what you look like!

We get in the hall and our new neighbors ask if it's the fire alarm and they come running out too.. Everyone on our floor made it out and we ran down the stair to the parking lot.. but no one else was coming out?? At this moment I'm thinking the floor we live on is on fire and people are crazy for staying in the building... Granted the alarms ALWAYS go off in the building across from us... but this is the first time in 3 years ours have gone off. 

So we're standing outside and 2 police cars show up and then leave after 5 minutes but the fire alarms are going off for the fire halls around us...? Matt's coworker, who also lives in our building came over to us, since we had an umbrella.. We ended up going into my car since it was cold and raining....Finally after about 10 minutes, it could of been less but seemed that long... 4 fire trucks and 2 ambulances show up... 

About 40 minutes goes by and we get the OK to go back into the building... Alot of people went into the lobby of the building, since they didn't want to go out in the rain... We get back up to our floor and find out that one of the older ladies down the hall from us was cooking pork chops. She told us she decided to lay down on the couch and wait for them to cook but she fell asleep.... She woke up to her apartment full of smoke from her smoke detector going off and ran out and pulled the fire alarm. She was apologizing to us and telling us how embarrassed she was... I told her I was glad that she did wake up and was ok... I was also glad that it was a small fire.. with all of the smoke in the hall I thought someones apartment was fully engulfed... Pretty scary...

So that was our thrill of the day... I ended up baking the bread when we got back in and got dinner ready... We finished up the Thanksgiving leftovers :oP Now it's time to relax and watch the Walking Dead and then either Dexter or the Steelers game.... I somehow think it's going to be the Steelers game ;)

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