Wednesday, April 11, 2012
When I was a kid, my dad told us about poltergeists. He said they could play tricks and move things around. Sometimes I wonder if I have them in my house. We have a ceiling fan that comes on by itself in the middle of the night. I used to have one of those lamps that turns on when you just touch it; it used to come on by itself when no one was in the room. We used to live in a house that had one of those big electrical towers in the back. Lots of crazy things happened there. One night the T.V. in the bedroom came on by itself. I was alone because my husband was on a business trip, and I couldn't sleep the rest of the night. Also, in that house, sometimes when I turned the microwave on the garage door would open.
My most common problem, though, is things disappearing in my house. It seems that everyday I spend time just looking for something. As soon as I find it, something else turns up missing. A few months ago, my husbands key ring (car keys, house keys, mailbox keys.. all of them) went missing. We looked everywhere but never found them. We had to change the locks on our house because we didn't know whatever happened to those keys.
Today I looked all over the house for my stapler. How many places could a stapler be? When we moved out of our old house we had all the boxes packed but I never found the beater for my big Kitchen Aid mixer. It was always in the cupboard with the mixer, but when I went to pack it the beater was just gone. Sometimes I wonder if I should be hearing Twilight Zone music.