So I thought I was Wonder Woman.
After all the canning I need a couple of days of rest and recuperation. Dratted arthritis! All I had left to can was hamburger and peas. Those are now in the freezer waiting until my aching joints get with the program. I had some onions, cabbage and bell peppers leftover, so those will go into the dehydrators this evening.
There was a bit of excitement here in my building Saturday night. My neighbor across the hall seems to have overindulged at the bar, came home and put some food in his oven and neglected to take it out. I heard his dog barking about 1 AM. The dog never barks unless something is wrong in his world. Then the neighbor's smoke alarm started blaring at 1:30 AM. I had been dozing in my recliner and when I noticed it was still going off 20 minutes later and I started to get up to call 911 when it stopped.
Duane asked me the next day if I had heard all the excitement. I had not, for I must have gone to sleep right after the alarm stopped. He said that he and Lori opened their apartment door to find out where the alarm was, and they found the hallway was filled with a smoky haze. Lori called 911. Police and firemen showed up in short order and found the source of the smoke. They set up fans to clear the smoke from the building. Duane came here to check on me and found me peacefully snoozing. Duane and Lori said that later the neighbor, thinking the caretakers had made the call, had taken his drunken self down the hall and was pounding on the caretaker's door, shouting obscenities and calling them some very unflattering names.
This is the third time this fool has done this. We are hoping our landlord will invite him to take his sorry self elsewhere to live.
Aside from that, all is quiet and peaceful in my little corner of the world. :)
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