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This is Why I Never Sleep Naked

Last night our house tried to kill us.

At 1:30am, we were woken by an odd sequence of chirping from our carbon monoxide detector. We stood by an open window while Jon confirmed that the chirping was, indeed, an indication of elevated carbon monoxide levels and I confirmed that carbon monoxide exposure can, indeed, kill us.

Slightly alarmed (and highly impressionable), I suddenly noticed a tightness in my chest so we gathered the dogs (we were dogsitting my parents dog, Gracie), scarves, hats and shoes and rushed outside. A call to the Fort Collins non-emergency line resulted in this:


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It was fortunate that the Fort Collins fire department people were so nice because we ended up spending over an hour hanging outside with them while they checked the carbon monoxide levels and talked to the gas company and waited for the gas company to arrive, diagnose our problem and shut off our gas (heating and hot water).

The whole process took about two hours and at 3:30am, we finally fell back into bed covered with every blanket in the house.

Here is what we learned from this experience:

1. Technology > Our House's Desire to Kill Us. Thank goodness for the carbon monoxide detector. Everyone should go out and buy one immediately.

2. Never sleep naked.

3. Everyone in Fort Collins is so nice! Even at 2am in the morning! We love it here!*

*Perhaps you've heard this before.

Comments

  1. Maribeth (mb) (big sis)November 3, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Sounds like the premise of a good Halloween Thriller! The house that tries to kill you!

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  2. So true! It is rather ironic that it happened on Halloween...

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