The siren of the banshees

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I’ve been staying on my own this week while Holly’s been teaching in London. So last night, I decided to get an early night and catch up on some sleep.

I was in bed by 11pm and, as is normal with me, asleep by 11:01pm.

But just before 2am, all that was to change…

I woke up in a sweat, this noise ringing in my head.

What the hell was going on!

As I woke up more, I realised that an alarm was going off, and as my mind cleared up, I realised it was our burglar alarm.

I was out of bed in a second.

What do you do when you’re on your own in a house, and the burglar alarm is going off?

Me, I look at the dog. And she looked completely relaxed.

That was a good sign.

I poked my head out of the bedroom door and went down to the cupboard with the alarm in it, and turned it off.

There’s a feature which allows you to see what part of the alarm went off. It was the freezer room, which is strange, because there is no freezer room in the house.

And that’s when I realised… I hadn’t set the alarm before I’d gone to bed.

So an alarm that I hadn’t set, had been set off in a room that didn’t exist.

Freaky? A little bit!

I stood silently in the middle of the stairs listening for any noises. Something I’ve become quite adept at is knowing the noises of our house.

There was nothing out of the ordinary.

So I started on the ground floor, moving from one room to another, turning on the lights and checking behind the doors.

The ground floor was clear.

Then I moved to the first floor and repeated the process.

By then I was pretty confident it was a false alarm, there was nobody in the house. I stood on the first floor for another five minutes, listening to noises from the top floor, but there was nothing.

I didn’t feel the need to go up to the top floor because, this being a very old house, if someone breathes you can here them up there.

Having cleared the house, I went back to the bedroom and read my book for a while before going back to sleep.

And today… well it’s another day. Yeah I’ll call the alarm company and find out what could have caused the false alarm. But otherwise I’ll get on with the day as normal.

Here’s the thing… sometimes things happen that you can’t explain. Both in the real-world and online.

Sometimes you’ll do something online that has a completely unexplainable results.

You can, and I have, wasted hours and days trying to figure them out. But I’ve learned through hard experience, that when this happens, it’s better just to move on.

Don’t let anything hold you back, including the unexplainable.

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P.S. Hit reply and let me know what you would do if your burglar alarm went off in the middle of the night when you’re on your own.

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1 Comment
  • Nicola Claire
    March 22, 2018

    I would phone you …. 🙂 !