You Couldn’t Plan This One

January 27, 2012.

My smoke alarm started going off yesterday.  Called my can-fix-anything handyman last night when I couldn’t figure out how to shut it off.  He directed me to take off the cover and unhook all the wires, etc. (it’s electric, not battery operated).  That didn’t stop the beeping.  Every 30 seconds or so there was a piercing chirp that made it clear I wouldn’t be sleeping last night.  We agreed he’d arrange his schedule to come over this afternoon to replace it.  

After I got off the phone with him, the chirping stopped at9:45 pm.  It just stopped.  I went to bed immediately just in case it was a fluke and was going to start again.  I woke up at 4:15 this morning when it started again.  Well rested and completely blown away.  It’s chirping as I write this.  Are you kidding me??!!

Weird, impossible-to-anticipate miracles do happen.  So consider allowing yourself to expect them—just don’t limit yourself by looking for them to come in the package you expect.