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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I am still here!!!

OK, so some of you already know the drama that has happened to us over the past week, but for those of you who do not, here it goes. Two Fridays ago, June 8, we were home putting together Cooper's new "Big Boy Furniture" when Chris said he smelled smoke. I brushed it off and told him it was probably the boxes from the warehouse (you know how they smell all musty and stuff). So we kept working on Cooper's furniture and Cooper continued to play and splash in the bathtub. About 10 minutes later, Chris said something about the smoke smell again and this time I smelled it too! We both started to get a little freaked out, but our smoke alarms were not going off. We checked the dryer, the stove, etc. and we found nothing. By this time when we looked up you could see the smoke all in our house. It looked so foggy and one of our alarms was now going off. We yanked Cooper out of the bathtub, much to his disliking, turned off air off (b/c I thought that it would just stir around the smoke) and ran outside. We called the fire dept. and they headed our way. Here we are at 9:00 on a Friday night standing outside in our yard waiting for the fire department to get here. When they got here, not only one fire truck came, but 3 and also 4 police cars. Neighbors were all coming out to see what was going on. It was like Halloween in our neighborhood! Well, to make a long story short, the firemen could not find anything at first and then they finally turned our air conditioner back on and boom there was the smoke again! Some wires in the air conditioner unit had caught on fire and were sparking and smoking. they said that luckily we were home and turned off the AC before we went outside or our house would have probably be up in flames. We did not have any fire damage, just some smoke damage. Our insurance payed to have someone come and repaint the inside of the house, clean all our carpets and couches, Cooper's toys, Hudson's new bedding, the curtains, etc. We also got a new AC unit!!! Needless to say my house was spotless we when finally got to move back in!!! I really wanted to do some of these things before Hudson was born, but I was not planning on going about it this way! Well, after 8 nights of being homeless, we are thankfully back home now. Thanks to parents for letting us crash with them for the past week! So when I finish going through all of our things, I promise to start blogging regularly again! Until then, have a great week!

4 comments:

Elizabeth Byerly said...

I'm glad that no one was hurt! I bet it is nice to have very clean house right before Hudson gets here!

Deana said...

I am so happy for you guys to be home and you gave one BIG scare with that phone call. I am so happy to be coming on Saturday I am going to leave earlier in the morning and there better be clear roads this time :) :)

The Hadfields said...

Oh my gosh Jennifer!! I'm so glad there weren't any flames! I'm thankful you guys are okay!!

Jennifer & Charlie said...

So glad everyone and everyting was okay. That is definitely some drama for a Friday morning.