Friday, 30 July 2010

Last night .......

First off I would like to say to all the new Followers (over there on the right)

Thank you for stopping by and taking me over the 50 count for Followers!!
Love to have you stopping in
Please say hello with a comment

Now .....

With that title I should have linked to the song from The Travelling Wilburys
But I could not find anything on YouTube with a quick search

It was a wet, cold and windy night
Sounds like the start of a horror movie :-)
No really, it was very cold, very wet (been raining all day) and a bit windy

Hubby and I are sound asleep in bed
No, its not one of those stories
When what do we hear at 1 a.m.!!!!!!
But the Evacuation alarm

What a fright!!!!
From a sound sleep to this noise!!!!
BTW - we live in a multi-storey building

So after stumbling around, trying to find warm clothes to put on

We wander down the stairs
Thank goodness its only 3 flights, not the 10 flights we use to have
Out through the lobby
and out the door


Oh no - we forgot
Its raining!!!!!!
No cover outside

Lucky for us, it must have been a quiet night for the Firies
They turned up quickly
Checked it out
And let us quickly back inside

Now some people may call this a "False Alarm"
It is extremely rare for a properly maintained, working Fire Alarm System to give "false alarms"

Previous times this has happened
One - a young !!@@##!! idiot decided to do burn-outs in the underground carpark underneath ..
you guessed it
The Smoke Alarm!!!!
That was a warm, sunny afternoon
So not too much trouble was cause
Except for those who got the Firies bill!!!

Another time, someone was cooking something which burnt and they thoughtfully opened their door to disperse the smoke
Yep, guess whats outside the doors
Smoke alarms!!!!

Australia has high standards and laws about this
But it has saved so many lives
Some new immigrants to our country need to remember this!!!

Off my soap box for now

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend


  1. Congrats on reaching the big 50. Keep going my friend.

  2. Hi Maria: This afternoon I spent some quality time looking at Mrs Twins Flickr and found that you have donated quite a few squares to SIBOL. Its really neat to see how SIBOL is coming along so beautifully. Have a great everything!

  3. Well the good news is that it was a false alarm !
    Congrats on the 50!
    Lady Helsie

  4. Congrats on reaching the 50 mark! Alarms freakme out especially in the night! Just one of "my" things hehe!

  5. My daughters used to be terrified of Alarms going of in shops Maria. Absolutely hated them.
    OOh you're getting busy over here Congratulations.
    Hugs Suex

  6. Thank goodness it was a false alarm!!! Love your blanket by the way;such pretty colours! Ros