Saturday, February 12, 2011

The importance of smoke detectors

I haven't posted in awhile because I couldn't find my camera for awhile and I have a hard time wanting to post anything unless I have pictures. Well I found my camera, but haven't looked to see what pictures are on there. We did have something interesting happen two nights ago that I thought was blog worthy.

I was laying down by Adam late one night trying to help him get back to sleep when I kept hearing popping sounds. I thought that one of the kids was up, so I went to see who it was. Well all the kids were asleep and as I walked down the hall to the kitchen I could smell smoke. I turned on the light and there was smoke all over the kitchen and there was that electrical burning smell. I was frantic and couldn't tell right away what was going on, so I run and wake up Dennis. We look all over the house and go outside to see if there is smoke coming out from anywhere, but everything looks fine. We figure out that it's somewhere in the kitchen, and we think it's the fridge. We unplug the fridge and pull it out. There are tons of dust bunnies down there too. After vaccumming and cleaning the dust bunnies, we look with a flashlight and notice there is a burnt, melted wire and black soot that is covering things. I didn't know that could happen with a fridge. We never plugged it back in, but I was afraid to go to sleep after that. Needless to say neither Dennis nor I got much sleep that night. What would have happened if I hadn't heard that noise and gone to investigate? I guess we don't have a working smoke detector. If I had been in my room with the fan going like it always is at night, I wouldn't have heard the noises.

So today I am on the hunt on craigslist for a fridge.

Just a plug for craigslist, I love it. We have a lot in our house that has come from craigslist. We wouldn't have been able to afford those things brand new. It has saved us from financing things, and we have gotten good used things too. We even sold our truck in one day on craigslist, it was great!

3 comments:

Heather said...

We love craigslist too. We always look there first before breaking down and buying it new. I am glad you heard the noise and was able to thwart what could have been a horrible situation.

Linsey F said...

That is so scary Suzy! What a blessing that you were awake at that time and that your family is safe. You were definitely being watched over!

Adriana said...

Wow! I am so glad that nothing serious happened! I do believe that Heavenly Father was watching over your family!
Good luck finding a good fridge!
When did you guys sell the truck? what is Dennis driving now? Hopefully. you aren't doing a one car scenario, because that is never fun! :)