I dialed 9-1-1 today. Weird I know. We had a weekend of rain and apparently it moved a rubber sheath (oh get your mind out of the gutter) on the power line and exposed electrical wiring, which then had a tree branch hanging on it.
Causing smoke and sparks, one step away from burning up. It was at the end of our street. A street that we are the only building on.
Anyway, I called.
Mig: ~dials 911~
Emergency Response: What is your emergency ... BEEP
Mig: I'd like to report a fire.
ER: ... BEEP ... at your workplace?
Mig: No ... BEEP ... at the end of the street ... BEEP ... the power lines are smoldering.
ER: Let me patch you ... BEEP ... through to the fire department.
Mig: Ok, thanks.
Fire Department: You've got a power line ... BEEP ... fire at the end of your street.
FD: ... BEEP ... we'll get someone right over there ... BEEP
I don't know how they do it. Seriously, trying to have a two minute conversation with freaking beeping every ten seconds was SO ANNOYING. I had several conversations with the Fire Marshall, after that one, because our roadway had to be blocked and everyone had to sit tight while they fixed the power lines. So we had trucks waiting to come in and out and second shift employees coming in and HELLO I'd like to go home too. We didn't have to wait very long.
It all got worked out and fixed. We didn't end up loosing power AND I can only hope that if I ever have to use 911 in a dire emergency, all that obnoxiously loud beeping won't bother me as much as it did today. I know you are recorded but does it have to make you deaf so you remember that?
Never a dull moment.
In other news? I am trying Vitamin C (in liquid form) to lighten the age spots on my face. Or sun spots. Or sun damage. Or whatever the heck you want to call it. Let's just say all those years of having a savage tan are now going to haunt me and I'm all about trying to lighten them.
OH THE VANITY.
I have no idea if it will work but spending $6.49 versus $30 to $150 bucks on lightening type creams seemed a good place to start. If only I can actually REMEMBER to do it each night consistently.
Tonight is the first night, so I'm all over it.