Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Think There's a Ghost in My House!!

Sometimes I really worry about myself. I hope some of you can relate, because if I'm the only one that does things like this then my husband is right and I probably need to be committed.

I have a nightly routine before I go to bed of making sure all the doors and windows are locked, pulling the chains on the cuckoo clocks, letting the dogs out to pee, turning out all my cute little lamps that My Bob calls my "light show", and getting the coffee ready in my coffee maker so I can get up in the morning and just switch the button to "ON". O.K., so my OCD is showing, but if I don't go through this routine I wouldn't be able to sleep.

Here's the scary part. Either a ghost turned on my coffee pot for me sometime in the middle of the night, or I'm going nuts. Both scary thoughts. I got awake about 5:30 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep so I finally decided to just get up, turn on my coffee, watch the sun rise and do a little bit of knitting. I walked into the dark kitchen and there was the little red light on the coffee maker with a full pot of hot coffee. The good part of that was that I didn't have to wait for it to brew, but how did that get turned on?

It's a good thing I got up so early before My Bob or he'd be yelling that I could have burned the house down and then he would have made my reservation at the Assisted Living Home. So I never said a word. I have another thought, though, that he got up shortly before me and turned it on just to see if I would mention it. But I didn't want to fall for that, just in case. Besides, I don't think he would have done that so early. So that only leaves the other two scenarios: 1) there's a ghost in my house, or 2) I'm going nuts and can't remember things that I do. Either one is scaring me. I must have automatically turned it on after I got it all prepared last night. I DON'T REMEMBER!

So this is just my little secret that I'm sharing with you, but don't tell My Bob, or I'll be writing from my room at The Assisted Living Home. He's threatened this before and I just tell him to be sure I have my computer, sewing machine, and knitting and I'll be happy. And he tells me that's fine, he'll bring my 22 year old daughter in to visit. (I don't have a daughter). Oh, he thinks he's so funny!

In the meantime, I better start looking for a more high tech. coffee maker that has an automatic timer and automatic shut off.


DJan said...

One question: was the coffee fresh tasting? If you had turned it on last night, I would think it would taste sort of not freshly made. If it tasted like it had just been brewed, then either you got up and turned it on and forgot, or as you said, he did to see... I suspect you turned in on in the middle of the night. These things begin to happen after fifty, Nina, it's NORMAL!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Nina you are so funny and cute!
I guess the obvious question is that you don't have a timer for the coffee maker right?
You probably did brew it last night and just don't remember.

The other day I found the clothes I had been wearing that day in the trash can. I kid you not!
I thought I had put them in the washer but.....oh well. That was a weird feeling for sure.

Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

Lily said...

It's called a senior moment. They come at a much younger age than we had been told! Life is so unfair!

charmine. said...

Oh, my goodness!You might have turned it on by mistake.Don't worry,everyone has a little routine.

Theresa said...

I am crazy about my morning coffee and it just finished brewing! I use the timer during the week but only get it ready on the weekend to turn on manually. Hope you don't have to go to the assisted living place, but if you do... take your computer so we can visit! Have a blessed day!

Rae said...

I love this story. You are so much like me. Sounds about like my nightly routine. And I would never confess to my hubby either.

Here's another alternative idea on what happened because it has happened to me. We get power surges that trigger things to go off. Maybe your coffee maker got triggered. So don't make plans for the rest home yet.

The Machinist's Wife said...

Nina, I love this. I have to say, though - it's either your Bob playing tricks on you or a ghost. It couldn't possibly be anything else. Yes. That's it. We have the answer. Oh, you've set me off. I could do with a cup of coffee RIGHT NOW, but it's 11.32pm and if I do, I'll be up all night - either thinking or peeing.
Oh, the joys!

Grandma J said...

I think we all have little rituals...but did you really lock all the doors before you let the dogs out to pee? LOL

Your are normal, not nuts!!

Grandma Nina said...

DJan - I thought the same thing, and when I tasted it, it tasted fresh. Even more weird. But I use a lot of French Vanilla cream. Maybe I'm sleep walking. There's another thought!
Melissa - I laughed so hard about your clothes in the trash can. Made me feel better.
Lily - You're right. Senior moments are happening all the time and I don't feel like I should be a senior yet. Oh Well, so be it.
Charmine - That's the most likely.
Theresa - Yes, I need to get a coffee maker with a timer. And I'll have to depend on Bob to remember my computer because I'll surely forget it.
Rae - Power surge sounds like a great excuse. If I'm found out, that the reason I'm giving.
M.W. - You're right, it can't be me.
G.J. - LOL - knowing me, I probably did lock the doors first and then had to unlock them again.
Thank you all, I laughed at each of these comments. I'd much rather laugh at myself than worry about myself.

Domestic Designer said...

My entire family thinks we have a ghost in our home. Strange things happen all the time and not just to me!:-) At least your ghost appears to be friendly and considerate. Have a great week!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Shhhhhhh! It's our secret, we won't tell Bob. I loved your story. I vote for the power surge solution. It would probably be safest to unplug it at night and just plug it in in the morning! Have a nice week! Twyla

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Nancy said...

Maybe you bumped it when you were making it. On the other hand, my daughter is being plagued with ghosts. My husband is driving me crazy with forgetting things on the stove! I was upstairs and saw billowing smoke come out of the downstairs windows, only to find he had almost started a fire with bacon grease, which he insists he must reheat to pour into a jar, instead of just wiping it out of the pan while cool. The other day we came back from errands to something he forgot he was cooking on the stove! I'm sending him to that asissted living.... ghaaaa

Life with Kaishon said...

So, so funny!

This reminded me that I need to buy a coffee pot. I keep buying coffee at Dunkin Donuts on my way to work and I know I could be saving money if I just made it myself.... : )

I hope your ghost doesn't bother you for a while!

SquirrelQueen said...

Nina, if it is a ghost it is a very helpful one to turn on the coffee at just the right time so you could have a fresh cup. Just tell it thank you and who knows maybe next time you will find your laundry washed, dried and folded. said...

Too bad your friendly ghost didn't fry up some eggs and have breakfast waiting too!


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