Sunday, September 25, 2005
So, what do you do when your horn starts going off at 5am?
Friday night, I'm all snug as a bug in my comfy bed with an icky headcold coming on. I took some medince and slept like a dream! At 5 am, I hear this noise, and can't quite place it. I was sitting up on the side of the bed, just listening. I was trying to figure out what it was. Was it a smoke alarm? Then G woke up, and asked me what that noise was. In a foggy haze, I said I didn't know, I was trying to figure it out. I got up and went towards the little ones room, but the noise faded as I got closer to his room. I went back to our room, and could still hear it, G told me to check the bathroom....so, I opened the bathroom door, and nothing. Then in dawned on us! It's a car horn. I open the garage door...nope, it's not my car. Now mind you, this wasn't a horn like someone was pressing the horn and going beep beep beep, this was beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep constantly. Well, both G and I go to the front door and look outside, and we don't see anyone, just hear this obnoxious horn blaring. We were trying to figure out which car it was, when I asked G, why a horn would be blaring like that with no one out there. That's when he freaked me out! He said, well, it could be some drunk passed out on their horn, or it could be someone is dead in their car! WHAAAAT? S0, we come back in the house, G puts on a pair of sweats and grabs the flashlight. He's going to investigate. Me, I grab the phone. I'm ready to call 911 when he figures out what it is. As I get to the door, G is coming back inside, and what do I see? One of our neighbors driving the offending car off horn blaring. So, G and I climb back into our warm cozy bed, which isn't quite as toasty as it was before. We get all nice and comfy, when.....the horn is back! I don't know what this guy thought when he was driving it off. Did he think, that as he drove (through the entire neighborhood, waking up even more people) that the horn would stop? I get up, to see what the heck he's doing now, and I see him walking around the car, looking all over the engine trying to figure out what to do. Finally! He figured it out! When your car horn starts blaring at 5 am, you don't drive the car off, you disconnect the battery! Just a little Public Service Announcement in case it ever happens to you!