Monday, May 7, 2012

Rude Awaking, Castle and phone issues


Sunday morning I was sleeping soundly when I was awakened by all 5 of our smoke alarms going off!!!  Brigen started howling, Tusk and Gibbs started barking it was a mad house.  Mark and I searched and searched for fire, smoke anything that was making them go off!  We couldn't find anything.  After 30 minutes, I called Mr. Sparky since they were the ones who installed them last month.    They promised to send a technician in an hour!  UGH!!! Mark went downstairs to check on the 6th smoke alarm to find it beeping like the battery needed changing.  Of course we didn't have a 9-volt, so off to the store I went  and bought 6 of them!!!!  He changed the battery and the others finally stopped beeping.   Mr. Sparky showed up and explained that the smoke alarms were talking to one another and if a battery goes dead, we don't change it the others will beep and beep until it is changed.  All is well on the home front!

I posted that I hadn't worked much on Castle.  I was able to put in 1,000 stitches...it is coming along slowly.

If you look closely, you will notice my cell phone is being changed by my Orts jar.  According to the AT&T guy my charger section is corroded and they don't fix phones, they just upgrade for a small fee.  I have an I-pad, and I love my little phone so I thanked him and walked out of the building.  I promptly called AT&T where I knew we had phone insurance.  They did charge me $50 but no addition to my contract which is up in 3 weeks.  I also get an upgraded phone since mine is now discontinued and a one year warranty.  So I am  happy.  I just have to wiggle the charger to a certain position, sit something heavy on it and my phone will charge.  The new one will be here at the end of the week!!!!!  

8 comments:

Linda said...

Great progress on the castle Vickie. I just love that design. I just bought Cinderella's Castle from WDW.

Linda

Vicky L said...

The Castle is looking fantastic!
I would not like to be waken up with the alarms going off. What a sight that must have been with the dogs going nuts, lol.

Keebles said...

Ah, the joys of the AT&T store! Since my warranty had run out (and I didn't know my mother didn't have insurance), I got stuck buying a $400 Blackberry when my Samsung touch died! I've finally come round to upgrade time again, but now they are saying you can't upgrade to an iphone unless the credit card matches the address on the bill and my mother doesn't have a credit card, I do and I don't live with her! UGH! You'd think they'd be dying to have you buy a phone and upgrade your plan!

Keebles said...

Oh, BTW, castle looks amazing! I wish I could get my stitching mojo back!

mdgtjulie said...

What a pain, but at least it will be better soon! And your ort jar has multiple uses now. That's good! Loving the Castle. And hey, a thousand stitches is a thousand stitches. Grats on the progress!!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :)

Carrie said...

Was wondering where you got the Castle pattern? I love Tinkerbell! I have the Kinkade Peter Pan kit, but would love to expand my stash. Thanks, and it looks great!

Ewa said...

Oh my gosh I can't even imagine the fear I would have felt if all the smoke alarms had woken me up in the morning. Glad everything is alright! Beautiful stitching! I have the same problem with my touchpad charger - ordered a new one and waiting (im)patiently for it to arrive.