so, there are pluses and minuses to living in a trendy shopping plaza, above stores and restaurants. this is one of the minuses...
first off, poor lucy had a rough day. it thundered and lightninged all day yesterday, which makes her jumpy and scared. but, when she finally started to calm down, we heard this ear splitting noise that could wake the dead
(literally, i heard my grandpa frank from his grave yell,"will someone shut that damn thing up!?"... his words, not mine).
i instantly knew (from previous experience),
"yay, our fire alarms are going off!"
which means, i get to harness and carry my now shaking dog down 4 flights of stairs while those "damn things"
(again, grandpa frank, not me)
blare in our ears. oh, and goody! it's still raining outside!
i met up with shannell and hilary, who had her dog with her as well. we soon discovered that the problem area was coming from "5 guys burgers" joint. lovely that the one restaurant, which is attached to our apartments, means the WHOLE complex is evacuated.
soon enough, though, we were allowed to go back to our apartments, to which lucy couldn't have been more happy (i think she would've taken the alarms over the cold and rain of the outdoors).
now, all is well...not really.
i woke this morning and decided to work out before the day got too busy. but, i decided to work out at the other buildings gym (there's one in every apartment building), since they have more weight lifting machines in that gym.
so, i lifted, i sweated, i felt great.
i then walked outside and saw AND heard the alarms going off for, yet again, our building.
now, from the outside, it just sounds like a high pitched, beeping hum. again, not so once you enter the building. i instantly thought of lucy. i start taking the flights of stairs two at a time while people are coming down them. one man, who was walking his whippet, told me i needed to leave. i told him i needed to rescue my dog as well. as soon as i entered our apartment, lucy come out from her special hiding place (our walk-in closet), crawling towards me w/ her tail between her legs. i, again, threw on her harness and booked it for the stairs (yes, this would make it my 2nd work out for today).
and, again, i met up with shannell, hilary, and a very happy harley. while we were waiting and i was calming lucy, we noticed that, again, the firemen were all entering "5 guys".
so, after this long, drawn out post, all i have to say is this...
mr. 5 guys, whatever you put in your hot sauce, can you please calm it down?...
for lucy's sake.