Monday, March 29, 2010
In An Emergency--I'm Not Your Woman
I had an interesting experience yesterday that reinforced something I've known for a long time--I DON'T HANDLE PANIC WELL.
My friends, the P's, were out of town, and I had gone over to check their house. I have done this for quite awhile and I have NEVER set off the alarm until yesterday. I put in the code and did something wrong, so I put it in again and all of the sudden the alarm went off. IT IS LOUD. In fact, it is actually louder than loud. I tried to call them on my cell phone, but my hands were shaking so bad that I couldn't punch in the numbers. (At this point, I thought about locking the door and jumping back in my van and driving home, but I didn't.) I kept trying and trying, and the whole time it seemed like the alarm was getting louder, and then tried again to put in the code and finally turned it off. I had left the code you give the alarm company if they call the house at my house, so I just knew they were going to come and assume I was a robberAND SHOOT ME.
At last I got a hold of D and he was on the other line with the Alarm Company and let them know I was checking the house, so all was okay. I'm happy to report I was able to re-set the alarm (without setting if off again) and came home.
MISSIONARY UPDATE: I did manage to get Kyle's evaluation for having his wisdom teeth pulled moved up. We're still a little concerned about getting everything done before May 26th, but we'll do our best. Kyle and Allan will be at Mr. Mac's buying suits on Friday. I love this picture of Kyle.I'm going to enjoy every minute of our drive home together. That 23 hour drive has got to last me for 2 years.
TOURNAMENT UPDATE: What an amazing NCAA Tournament!!! I do have West Virginia in the final game, but I'm so brilliant I have Kansas winning it all (now, remind me, how long ago did Kansas lose????
Kyle has West Virginia picked to win it all--so he's fairly happy. My grandson, Jason, has West Virginia picked, but he had Baylor picked to beat Duke, so he was pretty bummed when Duke beat them. My son-in-law, Tony, has Duke picked to win it all.
RUNNING UPDATE: Because of the call, I didn't get to my running class on Wednesday but decided to try and run 7 km. on Thursday. It was so cold that day--my face was absolutely freezing. But, I did it. I ran another 7 on Saturday and actually shaved a minute off my time, but I'm going to have to shave a lot mroe. I think I'll stick with 7 this week, too. This morning I took another minute off. (Note to self--be sure and take your reading glasses OFF before you go out and start running ; ) Now maybe next week go for 8. The weather is supposed to be pretty good.
SIDENOTE: I was doing some scrapbooking today and came across this picture I took of a candygram I made for a good friend when he was getting ready to go on his mission to California. (In fact, his sister has her papers in and she's waiting for her call. I'll have to put one together for her. And maybe I'll make one for Kyle.