Monday, December 3, 2007

Things That Go Crash in the Night.....

I was awakened with a start during the night by the sound of something crashing. I think I went straight up....like they do in cartoons.....off my bed. My dog went tearing out of the bedroom to check it out. My son was also running to check it out; he thought at first I had fallen down the stairs.

Come to find out a shelf I have on the wall in the downstairs landing had broken its supports and fallen to the floor, taking numerous canned goods with it. Thank goodness my basement stairs are carpeted or I think I would have had a terrible mess. Four glass jars of spaghetti sauce were among the things on the floor. Out of the four, only one had its cap loosened but not enough to spill the contents. I will have to use it within a couple days now.

It always makes me wonder about what it is that causes that last little bit of a nudge to cause something to fall over or to break like that. I've heard a lot of things go bump in the night. When I had a cat, I used to blame her. Sometimes I investigate.....sometimes I wait and see if I hear anything more before I check it out. What causes those little bumps in the night after long periods of a house being dark and quiet? GRAVITATIONAL PULL...... That's it. The same damn thing that's the cause of my double chin, drooping breasts and baggy buttocks. Sigh ~ its one thing to attack me personally, but a whole 'nother ball game when it starts messin' up my house! You just can never get ahead anymore.......its always SOMETHING!

7 comments:

mapiprincesa! said...

I have tried hard to not think of the reasons why. On purpose. Perhaps that's why these things keep happening!

Enjoy that spaghetti sauce...sounds delightful! I think I know what Wednesday's dinner will be...

simonsays said...

I HATE the dreaded GRAVITATIONAL PULL---we are only just getting aquainted intimately recently, and I think he can take a hike! While I am not crazy about the things that go bump in the night (never have been...) I would WAY rather deal with that than the other signs and symptoms you mention...and believe me, they are creeping in.....sigh.

Anonymous Boxer said...

Damn you gravity!

(but I'm actually talking to my arse.)

Anonymous Boxer said...
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mapiprincesa! said...

HAHA! Yeah, the ol' gravitational effects on physiology quite frankly sucks. Such a grave...ahem....situation. Boxer, you made me giggle today...thanks!

fiwa said...

Sometimes I catch myself looking at a shelf or something hanging precariously and wondering, "when will that fall, what will be the straw that breaks the camel's back?"

Why I do this, I don't know.

Ordinary Janet said...

You also have to wonder why these things happen in the middle of the night. They have about 16 hours of waking time to do that in, yet they hang on until you're in bed asleep, then...

I think they plan these things!