Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Things that go CLICK in the night

Oh, I forgot to mention a bizarre incident that occurred in our household at 1:22 AM this morning.

Husband and I were sleeping soundly. The big orange tom cat was sleeping on Husband's head, as he is wont to do. (The small auxiliary cat was sleeping outside Gabriel's bedroom door.)

Husband and I have a ceiling fan/light connected to the recessed ceiling in our master bedroom. At the time we ordered it (spring 2004) they told us the manufacturer had a remote control available, but, that it was backordered. (I think the idea of a remote control for our bedroom light seemed so incredible that we declined it - maybe it was the extra $30.00 for something that we didn't know when we would see - at any rate, we opted out of the remote control.)

However, we can only conclude that SOMEONE ELSE in our neighborhood purchased the remote control for the light/fan, because at 1:22 this morning, the light CAME ON. At first I assumed that Gabe had woken up and turned the light on in our room, and my first instinct was to start yelling (because A. he knows better than to wake his mother up that way - he knows enough that mommy HATES being woken up and that the appropriate way to wake mommy is to sneak into our bedroom and shove his cold fingers under the duvet to grab whatever part of mommy happens to be lying there, but, for the love of all that is holy DO NOT TURN ON THE LIGHT, and B. who wouldn't want to yell at someone for turning on the light when one is sleeping soundly at 1:22 AM?) But, Gabe was not there. No one was there. About a minute passed, during which Husband finally realized the light was on (because the big orange tom cat was covering part of his head) and he said, "what the hell?" and then the light WENT OUT BY ITSELF.

Husband commented, 'I think somebody in the neighborhood has the remote control for our light...the other day I came home on the fan was on.' Husband then went back to sleep. I got up and went to see if Gabe was sleeping. He was. I came back into the bedroom, shut the window, pulled down the shade, and went back to sleep....there were no further incidents with the light, although, the big orange tom cat went two rounds with the shade around 5:00 AM. I can't win...


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