(Actually image of Krista searching for source of house noises. Or, might be this movie.)
I love horror movies. And I hate horror movies. Because any time I hear a strange sound, I automatically assume it’s a crazed, homicidal lunatic waiting to murder me. Like, that’s my FIRST assumption.
The other night I was in bed and I heard what sounded like a loud thud/bang–like, somebody breaking into my house kind of a sound. The hubby is kind of deaf, so I got up to inspect the strange noise. I know, I need to watch more horror movies to realize that is a very foolish thing to do. But it’s okay, because I had my attack dog (all 25 lbs of fury) with me as I searched the house for the cause of said loud noise. I found nothing.
So I looked up what could cause the loud thud I heard–apparently when you live in cold climates (I’m in New England), you can experience something called frost quakes which is the thermal expansion and contraction of the components of your home. Never heard of it before, but I was really relieved I didn’t get murdered inspecting the sound of my frost quake. Which brings us to this week’s 3 Things…
1. Do you go to inspect strange sounds or do you send your significant other? I go alone. My husband is actually hard of hearing and sleeps with ear plugs in (yeah, I don’t get it either), so inspecting strange sounds are on me. Because I’m the only one to hear them.
2. Do you take a weapon when you inspect said strange sound? Does a tiny dog count as a weapon? She thinks she’s much larger and she’s extremely protective/territorial.
3. What would you do if the source of the noise was actually something more than just a frost quake? I live in the middle of nowhere. We don’t have a police force at night and rely on the nearest State Police barracks for coverage—45 minutes away. If someone was the cause of that bump, they’re going to see that my time in target practice wasn’t wasted.
Your turn, weheartsters! Cut and paste the following into the comments and tell us these 3 Things!
1. Do you go to inspect strange sounds or do you send your significant other?
2. Do you take a weapon when you inspect said strange sound?
3. What would you do if the source of the noise was actually something more than just a frost quake?
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. Krista has been in the Bermuda Triangle twice and still hasn’t vanished. She is super proud of that.
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