Monday, 9 January 2017
Bumps In The Night
Not a night goes by without strange noises. Most noises are just pipes popping with the change in temperature or the house cracking from frost or settling. I'm used to those noises. I don't count them as strange. Some strange noises can be explained. "CRASH" When I mention it n the morning the hubs sheepishly admits to knocking something over during his nocturnal ramblings. "BANG" Did that come from outside or inside? A midnight tour of the house and a brief examination through the windows reveals nothing. Was I dreaming? Maybe! Morning, and when the freezer door is opened a 10 lb frozen turkey shoots out at me. A shelf lost its grip overnight. "POP" Same tour of discovery as before with no results. Nothing shows up in the morning light either. Who knows? Night after night finds me prowling around looking for the source of the disturbance. One year we had a winter of frost quakes. Ever experience one of those? Sounds like a plane fell on the roof. Last winter we had a friendly neighbourhood raccoon who enjoyed knocking our garbage pails over in the dead of night. Talk about a "BANG". Always something interesting going on in the dark of the night.