Last night around 11 while the kids were snoozing away in their beds, Grant and I heard a weird noise. It sounded like a refrigerator noise or something but we had never heard it before. The conversation went like this:
Me: “What was that?”
G: “I don’t know.”
Approximately five minutes later the conversation picked back up.
Me: “I smell something burning.”
G: “Me too and that’s bad because I don’t smell stuff.”
(This is very true. Grant cannot smell anything. He gets it from his dad.)
We jumped out of bed and clearly there was an electrical fire somewhere. We sniffed around the fridge but as it became evident there was something serious going on I ran into the kids room to find them sleeping soundly. Right then we heard the breaker trip and at the same time the smoke detector went off. Grant called 911 as I grabbed up some important things-including the kids. We ran outside in the rain and stood, waiting on the first responders. They arrived within 2 minutes and the fire trucks were right behind them.
Our sweet neighbor let me and the kids stand in her doorway out of the rain so we could watch all the commotion. In the end something in the brand new AC unit burned up. Everything happened the way it should to keep us safe. The breaker tripped and the smoke alarm went off.
We are so very thankful that God allowed us to be awake and that everything worked out for us to get the kids out before anything bad happened.
We left here at about midnight to stay at a hotel, provided for by Mr. Crenshaw, since we didn’t have AC and the house smelled like smoke.
Do you know how hard it is to get a 22-month-old and a 3-year-old to sleep after they have been asleep for 2 1/2 hours, jerked out of bed, taken out in the rain to watch a bunch of fire trucks in our yard and placed in a hotel bed with their mom and dad? It seemed like they would never go to sleep!
And did you know once they go to sleep and their mom dozes off that little wiggly red-headed girls fall out of hotel beds and the process starts all over again? Hey, at least we got a free continental breakfast out of it! 🙂
After all was said and done we are safe and know that God protected us through a scary time. We appreciate your continued prayers for our family!