Monday, July 27, 2009

{that's life} sirens, smoke, and sleeping pills...

don't mix those 3. it's kinda scary.

saturday night, we both took a sleeping aid..and right before we went to bed i said, "you know, we really need to only have one of us take medications in case there is an emergency..so we aren't both so out of it we make a fatal mistake..etc." he agreed and we went to bed..a couple of hours later the fire engine sirens wake me up..and then i smell the smoke. i was terrified..shaking my husband to wake him up..yelling at him to open the window to the fire escape and was gearing myself to jump out of bed, grab the dog and make a run for it ..i thought for sure we were about to lose everything, but didn't care as long as we were alive. he finally jumped up and looked out the window..and sure enough, there were several fire trucks right under our window..but the fire (praise the Lord) was outside..someone had set a car on fire.

holy bajeezus was it a scary moment.

so..no more duo medicated people in our house. it was good, because we had that conversation we've never had before..what to do if we did have to leave in an emergency..and we both agreed that no one thing in our place was worth risking our lives..we would just leave it all behind (after, of course, i joked about saving my makeup..i mean, there were like 10 cute firemen outside for peet's sake!). really puts life into perspective.

have you guys talked about what you would do in an emergency?


7 comments:

maggie said...

oh my goodness!! too scary. as a firm ambien believer, i know how you feel, waking up medicated and completely unsure of what's going on. glad it wasn't your place!

Holly & Helen's Hassack said...

yikkes. i know my husband.. he'd be concerned about our dog & his wii.

Sjn said...

yep, the pups. we bring them in the closet with us when there's a tornado warning. it's cozy.

Erica said...

First, SO glad that you, hubby, and Elvis are all safe. Second, we had a scare like that once and we made an emergency plan and even have emergency back packs for each of us. In the case of an emergency, I just need to reach under the bed and grab that backpack and it has everything...a change of clothes, extra meds, copies of important docs on disk (in case our house went up in flames), copies of pics I wouldn't want to lose, etc. I'm all about preparedness. ;)

Erica

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Cori Jessy- August and Everything After said...

Actually, no we haven't. But we live in an old adobe ranch house with a shotgun, machete, and hatchet all in the bedroom so we're definitely prepared if someone's trying to get in or WW3 breaks lose.

What can I say, I have an over protective mountain man.

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