Thursday, November 6, 2008

Spunky Doodle Solves the Clock Mystery

One of the things we kept from my dad's after he died was his big digital clock. He used to have it in his dining room and it was easily seen from the living room. It also lights up so I can see it in the dark. That's why I like it in my bedroom. If I squint without my glasses on, I can actually see what time it is when I wake up during the night without getting out of bed.

One day last week, after I was already up. Gerard says, "Hey, your clock isn't on." I immediately went to investigate. I first checked to make sure it was still plugged into the power strip and it was. I flipped the switch on the power strip but the clock still didn't go on. Hmmm. Well, before work, I'm on a very tight schedule so I said "I don't have time to fuss with this now. I'll fix it later."

The next morning, Spunky was walking around while I was combing my hair, and went over to the wall outlet and started sniffing it. That's when I noticed no plugs were in it. We use our new heat surge heater on cold nights in our bedroom which we plug right into the wall when in use and then we unplug it every morning.

Apparently, when I wasn't quite awake, I must have unplugged the power strip as well, thinking it was the heater plug. Ooops. No wonder the clock didn't work! Ha ha! Dummy me, the power strip only works if it's plugged in! Duh, boy did I feel stupid. Thanks, Spunky, for showing me what the problem was. Cats are so smart!

So, this is my most recent dumb thing I did. What's yours?


The Author said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does things like that. I enjoyed your story!

Anonymous said...

Spunky saved you a lot of time trying to track down the problem. Cat's are indeed very smart and observant.

Daisy said...

Hooray for Spunky Doodle!

Anonymous said...

The most recent dumb thing I did was leave for work yesterday morning with my wallet - which has my weekly train ticket in it. Didn't realise till I was half-way to work! Fortunately, no one was paying attention and I was able to get out at my station without any trouble.
The worse part? I've done the same thing before and had to talk myself out of a fine!

Anonymous said...

The recent dumbest thing I did was take my ID to the poll and stick it in my eyeglass case so I would remember it and then forget where it was and spent hours looking for it since I don't wear the same glasses when I work on the Internet. I felt really stupid.

tahtimbo said...

Very smart cat. As to the dumbest thing I have done, I'll have to get back to you on that....the list is quite long:)

BeadedTail said...

Spunky is so smart!

Karen and Gerard said...

Spunky wants to thank Chris, Daisy, Tahtimbo and Beadedtail for your kind words about her. She is very proud!

Mountain Woman, Erin and Jude, it's nice to know there are others who do stupid things too. Maybe we should have a contest for this?

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