Monday, August 18, 2008

Close Call

A few days ago, I was busy working in my home-office, when I heard a loud noise coming from our living room. It sounded like broken glass and my first thought was that our fluffy friends had knocked down one of our table lamps or picture frames. This has happened before so I took my time to finish translating one more paragraph before heading out into the living room to see what the commotion was all about.

What greeted me was totally unexpected and I think my jaw dropped open in disbelief for a full 10 seconds at the sight in the living room. Apparently, one of the hanging lamps in our living room fell from the ceiling, right onto the hard floor, narrowly missing our coffee table and shattered into a million tiny pieces - all over my coffee table, TV rack, carpet, sofa and everything else nearby!

Can you see the tiny pieces of glass embedded into my small carpet in the living room? Imagine how hard it was for me to remove them! I must have stared at the mess in my living room for a full minute before looking up at the ceiling. The chain that was holding the light was broken in two, which was how the lamp fell crashing down to the floor! Our three cats were just as shocked as I was. In fact, Phoebe was totally taken aback by the loud noise and immediately ran to hide!

After my initial shock subsided, I quickly put the kids inside their kitty condo (LJ and Sushi, now you can finally see my kitty condo!) as they were all very curious and were hanging around the coffee table, sniffing the broken glass. Although all three kids were none too happy at being locked up for the rest of the afternoon, I am really thankful that the lamp didn't fall on any of my cats, especially since they love lounging on the coffee table!

I spent the rest of that afternoon sweeping, vacuuming and mopping the entire living room, which I can tell you, was neither fun nor easy. I had to be really careful not to get myself cut in the process of removing all the teeny-weeny glass pieces that were strewn all over my living room.

We now have to start checking out new lamps to replace the broken one. The lamps in my living-room came in a pair and now, the other one, which is still hanging from the other end of the living room, looks really weird on its own. We're also worried about the other lamp; fearing that it might share the same fate as the first one. I'm especially worried because that area is where B's piano is located together with his work station. What if the other lamp decides to break and fall crashing to the floor while he's there?

Right now, we're contemplating getting a contractor or handyman to come over and bring down the other lamp, better to be safe than sorry right? The thing is, we seriously doubt any handyman will agree to come by just for the sake of removing that one lamp down from the ceiling since it's not worth the time or effort. We would need to give him more things to do, which basically means we need to do some major shopping soon! I'm thinking IKEA and I'm thinking this weekend since I'm truly and finally done with that huge project that had kept me away from my blog these past few weeks! I know it's only Monday but it seems that I already have our weekend nicely planned out. All I have to do now is inform B of my plans and hope he agrees! ;)


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Mariuca September 15, 2008 6:56 AM

Hi Bobby! Nice to see u at one of my older posts! :)

Wow, and u got away unhurt?? You were one lucky boy Bobby! Let's hope no more accidents come my way ...or yours okay?

Oh glad u like the kitty condo, isn't it cute and comfy for the kids? :)

emilayusof September 28, 2008 1:26 PM

keseian pheebs ketakutan.

emilayusof September 30, 2008 8:01 AM

i hope no more accidents after this for you and bobby!

LadyJava September 30, 2008 8:24 AM

Amen to that Emila!

Mariuca October 03, 2008 1:18 PM

Thanks ladies, I hope so too. No more bad stuff por favor!! :)

LadyJava October 03, 2008 5:01 PM

Ameen to that GP!!

emilayusof October 18, 2008 11:02 AM

hopefully marzie, amin..

Ane,  April 19, 2009 3:34 PM

that was weird, I wonder what caused the chain to break? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Ane,  April 19, 2009 3:34 PM

you sure had an exciting 2008 Marzie! :-D :-D

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Ane,  April 19, 2009 3:35 PM

I hope 2009 will be as eventful for you, minus the bad luck of course, I hope it's eventful in a fun and good way.. :-D :-D :* :*

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Mariuca,  April 19, 2009 11:28 PM

Thank you Ane, I hope for the same thing too. No more unlucky incidents or scary ones for me pls! Just a whole lotta PB and OKB lol! :)

Mariuca,  April 19, 2009 11:31 PM

It was an “exciting” year for me Ane, too exciting perhaps! ;)

Mariuca,  April 19, 2009 11:34 PM

Chain broke just like that Ane, dunno why! Lucky my cats were not nearby or me! :(

Ane,  April 20, 2009 10:09 AM

Yay to PB's and being OKB!!! :-D

Ane,  April 20, 2009 10:10 AM

Yeah Marzie, good thing you weren't anywhere near it when it fell..

Mariuca,  April 20, 2009 8:35 PM

It was such a loud crash too Ane! Usually, I would be watching Boldie around that time on the sofa, but lucky I didn’t that day! :’(

Mariuca,  April 20, 2009 8:42 PM

I so wan to be OKB Ane! When oh when? ;)

Ane,  April 21, 2009 1:00 PM

Very lucky indeed Marzie! Good thing you or anyone was near the site when
that happened.. :)

Ane,  April 21, 2009 1:10 PM

Me too Marzie! When oh when will we become OKB???

Mariuca,  April 21, 2009 5:32 PM

I hope really soon Ane, I just don wan to worry abt debts anymore and all that jazz, just wanna be a travelling, shopping happy OKB!!!

Mariuca,  April 21, 2009 5:33 PM

I was inside my office that time Ane, did not expect to see the broken lamp at all so I was shocked when I came out into the living room! Phew, close call indeed! :)

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