Sunday, September 26, 2010

Things...


...that go bump in the night.  I had new flooring put in last spring.  The pieces run for long stretches in some places.  I was told by several people that when you put in new flooring you need to include expansion joints to allow for the contraction and expansion of the material as the temperature in the house changes.  They were so right.  I have the expansion joints so my flooring stays in place but as the temperature changes in my house the floor will actually make popping and cracking sounds.  Of course the temperature changes the most during the night when it drops into the 20 outdoors this time of year.  When the noise wakes me up I wonder if one of my kids has come home for the night or I am experiencing a home invasion burglary.  Very discomforting at times.  I have motion detector lighting that works great so that is reassuring.  Then when I am wide awake staring at the ceiling I wonder if the bears are trying to get into my garage where I store my trash.  Then I remember that I have a huge metal door on the garage and any self respecting bear would have a hard time taking it down quietly.  Then I continue to lay there wondering about things that go bump in the night.

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