Oh my gosh, it’s been quite the morning. I planned on getting my post for today on much earlier, but had a little mishap this morning. In the wee hours of the morning today, our smoke detectors went off. Scott and I jumped out of bed and ran to the girls’ rooms, checked them and then continued running through the house to see if there was a fire anywhere. Luckily, thank goodness, no smoke and no fire anywhere and the detectors stopped screaming. Our detectors are all hard wired in the house, so if one goes off, they all go off and I swear you can hear them all the way down the street from our house. We couldn’t figure out what set them off. After our hearts stopped pounding out of our chests, we finally fell back asleep. Scott went off to work and the alarms sounded AGAIN! Hearing that sound just sends shock waves through you! I called Scott and he called our neighbor, an electrician. Meanwhile, I Googled (love Google, by the way) what could be causing this. The detectors never have done this. They have batteries in them for when the power goes out, which we all know happens here. However, when the batteries need to be changed, the detectors making a chirping sound, usually when I’m trying to fall asleep at night. 🙂 So, we knew it wasn’t the batteries. Possible causes could be humidity, dust, an insect or one or more of the detectors needs to be replaced. The trick is to see if you can figure out which is the “bad” detector. It will sound off first, like a split second before the others echo behind. My thoughts were this is bologna and maybe that wasn’t the first word that popped into my head. 🙂 Luckily, the next time they sounded off, I could tell, barely, that it was the detector in the mudroom. Scott walked me through how to remove it and it was definitely the culprit because they have been quiet ever since. In the end, I am so thankful we are safe and we have smoke detectors that work properly. Annoying as this event was, I’m glad we have detectors that tell us when there is something wrong with them.
So what I really wanted to post about today was about my day I had this past Monday. I went to Shipshewana to meet a fellow blogger that wanted me to quilt for her. JoAnne of the The Patriotic Quilter was on the Mainland and wanted to leave me a quilt top while she was here. Why do I say Mainland because she resides in Hawaii!!! Shipshewana ended up being the perfect place to meet. Really broke my heart don’t you think?? Yeah, right!!!! LOL! It was such a delight to meet JoAnne in person!! The real story is her gorgeous quilt top!! JoAnne made a stunning version of the “Omigosh” quilt. It’s a pattern by Sue Garman.
Look at all those pieces!!! See the dime I placed on the top? Each little square finishes 1.5″!!!! Wow! That’s a-lot-o-pieces, folks! It’s a super heavy top too. I can’t wait to quilt it! Bravo, JoAnne for doing such an amazing job!!! I think she said it took her about 6 weeks to complete. Would’ve taken me 6 YEARS! LOL! JoAnne posted about it in April and May.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!! I know I will!!! Kristin and I are off Sunday to see Keith Urban again!! I’m so excited!!! We are headed to Indiana this time. I will post all about it next week!!