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Fire Fright [Feb. 25th, 2006|10:58 pm]
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I woke up with a start very early this morning. The room was pitch black, and my mouth and nose were filled with smoke. I got a huge adrenaline rush and my first coherent thought was that the smoke was really acrid, more like smoke from burning paper than smoke from a house fire. Then I was fully awake and everything was fine and there was no smoke. It was quite disconcerting.

So I got up and checked the house. There was nothing wrong, and no evidence of smoke anywhere. Then I stood in the hall and watched my smoke detector for a minute. Its Battery OK light didn't flash. So I changed the battery. I went back to bed, and lay awake for a bit worrying that it had been a premonition of some sort. The smoke had seemed so real.

I'm glad it wasn't real.

I want you all go check your smoke detector battery RIGHT NOW! Replace it right away if the Battery OK light isn't flashing or if the batteries are more than a year old.

Please, do it right now.

[User Picture]From: ndozo
2006-02-26 06:44 am (UTC)
I'm iin bed right now and I don't have the right size batteries so I'll do it tomorrow and if I die in a fire tonight just accept my sincere apologies and the house in westport. You'll be sort of relatively rich and then you and g can do whatever you want. But I promise I'll do it tomorrow. It was just a dream a dream a dream, about the volcano. That's all it was the volcano. But really it was a dream about all the paper in your house. It means you should buy a file cabinet. That's really true. I looked it up in my dream book and it said that dreaming of acrid paper-burning smoke means that you should either digitize all your documents or get a file cabinet. OK? Batteries for me, file cabinet for=good dreams.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2006-02-26 03:07 pm (UTC)

scared witless (but how could you tell)

Oh, the first part of your story was terrifying. I was so caught up in it that I didn't even realize that because you were writing it, you hadn't died. But then I've been watching too many episodes of 'Desperate Housewives' with a dead narrator. Don't do that again, please. My batteries are all fine.

A file cabinet sounds like a good idea. But that depends on the word file, if you just toss the paper in, the cabinet might as well be a bin. Put lots of desiccant in it to help reduce the mold.

I am so glad you are fine.
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[User Picture]From: asmittenkitten
2006-02-26 03:31 pm (UTC)


Sometimes I have waking dreams like this too. They seem so real at the time and sometimes they nag at you for days. I had a dream last night that I was hooked up to a bungee-jump but couldn't make myself take the leap. That dream couldn't be symbolic or anything...right? :-)
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2006-02-26 06:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Restlezzzz

You'll take the leap when you get up with a bungee cord you know you can trust. It's best to be cautious, take your time and triple check everything when it's something that important.

When you start dreaming that you and your bungee instructor are tying the knots in the bungee cord together, that may be a hint that you're ready to take the plunge. :)
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[User Picture]From: luna_corrona
2006-03-05 01:49 pm (UTC)
That is so weird...

I have a friend that lives here in Lafayette and her house caught on fire last week...a huge electrical fire and it's going to be a while before they can move back in-they have to re-build the house. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Let us know if you have any other visions of the sort, okay, sweetie?

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