Well, I know it’s been a long time since we have blogged. Last night we had excitement! Our area in the city lost power and our generator came on after about 30 seconds of darkness. We were thrilled. It, actually, works!

About three hours later… our carbon monoxide smoke detectors started going off. Turns out they work too! They started chirping and announcing… Alert! Carbon Monoxide! Dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide! 

Turns out that our generator was running outside an open basement window. 

It must’ve taken about three hours for enough carbon monoxide to fill the house for those fabulous detectors to go off on all four floors.

At that point it was a few minutes before midnight. We put on our bathrobes, put vests and leashes on the puppies, and headed downstairs and outdoors to our front porch. It took a little over an hour for the carbon monoxide to clear. Once cleared, the detectors stopped chirping. 

So, it was a little after one in the morning when we finally returned to our comfortable bed. It was almost two before power was restored.

We are so grateful that we installed smoke and “carbon monoxide” detectors… Otherwise… you may have read a very sad story about two old people and their puppies… 

11 thoughts on “Excitement…”

  1. Ditto to Sue’s comment! It might have been inconvenient, but you learned that the things you rely on to keep you comfortable (and alive) actually do their jobs. It’s good to hear from you again. Hugs…

  2. Always nice to hear from you and especially with good news.
    We did not lose power here at the lake, so you must have had
    worse weather than we did.
    Hoping you are both feeling better.


    1. It actually was a very small triangle of outage. Even if you had been home, I’m not sure you would’ve lost power. It looked as if your street still had power.

  3. Would’ve been a sad, sad story for sure … so, thank Goodness first for your purchasing the carbon monoxide detectors (and that they work) and that the generator passed its test!! Oh, and you had the experience of sitting outside in the dark (not in freezing cold temperatures) and breathing fresh air! Oh, oh and you are there today writing about it!! Thankful, thankful!!

  4. So good to hear from you and that little bit of excitement had the bonus of confirming that your alert systems work!

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