WAFFLES: Uh oh. Uh, Glogirly? Um, this ladder is really high.
Like really, REALLY high.
Like Rocky Mountain High.
ELLIE: What are you doing up there, Mr. Waffles? Do you even know how to get down?
WAFFLES: Down? Of course I know how to get down.
ELLIE: Are you sure? On account of that looks really, really, super high.
WAFFLES: Yeah, maybe I'll just stay up here for awhile. Like forever.
ELLIE: Ok, I'll just wait down here.
WAFFLES: Can someone bring me a snack??? GLOGIRLY!! HELP ME, GLOGIRLY!!!!!!!!!!
Waffles and the 12' Ladder
We had a smoke alarm incident over the weekend. It was of course the hardest to reach, 14' up in the air, smoke alarm. Glogirly was using a LOT of HBO words on account of she had this same smoke alarm replaced less than THREE years ago with one of those 10-year smoke alarms that are all self contained and supposed to last for 10 years. That's why they call them a 10-year smoke alarm.
The unsuspecting people at First Alert are going to have some "splaining" to do when she calls them tomorrow.
Gloman was out of town and the alarm was screaming non-stop so it was up to Glogirly to maneuver the enormous 12' ladder into the house. Again, lots of HBO words.
She first tried knocking the smoke alarm down with the big stick she uses for washing the windows outside. She managed to push the button with her stick to make the screaming stop. That worked for about 60 seconds. Finally she inched her way up to reach the beast with her bare hands. Fortunately it came off pretty easily and she found a deactivation button on the back to make the screaming stop. Well, it at least stopped the smoke alarm's screams.
Once the raucous was over, she thought about whether to just leave the ladder up until she could get help taking it down. But Waffles had other plans. So she had to rescue him from the top and then muscle the ladder down and back into the garage.
Good thing this all happened at 2am when she couldn't call for help.
WAFFLES: Can we do it again? Can we???
I'd be glad that ladder is down, they freak me out after what happened to Crockett.ReplyDelete
I remembered sweet Crockett when I saw this post :( (((hugs))) Debbie, I don't know how you even climbed up there! I am afraid of heights and could never have climbed this!!Delete
I was thinking of poor Crockett too ! Glad the ladder is now down...but what a drama !Another 2 am problemm like over at da Phenny's blog ! (Easy blog). And why do smoke alarm batteries always fail at 3 am ??Delete
oh dear we had the same thing at home yesterday too xoxo Little Miss TitchReplyDelete
Step ladders are high enough for us...but a 12 footer would cause great anxiety!ReplyDelete
Maybe the local fire department might come and install a new one? They do that here, and sometimes even for free!
Yeah, we have one of those smoke alarms that go off for no reason too. Mum even called the fire department non-emergency number. They came and checked it out. Hasn't gone off since. However ours did the noise in the middle of the afternoon. And we didn't need a 12 foot ladder.ReplyDelete
Why do they always go off at 2 am????ReplyDelete
OH NO!!! Is this the same one that went off when I was visiting a few years back? And Hunky Jake or whatever his name was came to the rescue??? That is one tall ladder Waffles!! You always get yourself into the most precarious of positions. Truly, you have more than 9 Lives!!! Glogirly, go back and watch a few episodes of Sopranos or Breaking Bad, just to be sure you have a good string of choice words for the next adventure you are surely to encounter in the Mountain House!!! YIKES!! Glad the alarm wasn't for real smoke, though...phew.ReplyDelete
Wow waffles that sure was some mountain you climbed.xxReplyDelete
Oh, for goodness sakes!ReplyDelete
What a hassle, times two. Well, three, if you factor in the 2 am part!
I hate the 2am wake up calls like this. Oh no I could not climb that high.ReplyDelete
OMG Debbie!! While it's funny (NOW) seeing Waffles sitting up there like that (it IS seriously funny) I would have been losing it! That is something Roary would have done but he wouldn't be lucky like Waffles. I could have NEVER climbed up there to get him! You are BRAVE!!!ReplyDelete
OMC! Sounds like an adventurous night for one and all! Glad all turned out well.ReplyDelete
Whoa! That's even taller than the 10' ladder Pop uses to change the HVAC filter. You should think about getting one of those alarms that wires into the house electricity like we have. We had a CO detector mishap a few years back and FD told us the batteries may last 10 years but the sensors only last 1 or 2.ReplyDelete
wired in alarms can go wonky if there is an electrical source of the fire.Delete
Lol..the look on Waffles face in the first picture..Like "Now what hive I done"...ReplyDelete