Friday, January 11, 2013

If You Need a Good Laugh....Read This

Cows grazing in the side yard.....by accident.


Blogging always gives the illusion of perfection, does it not?  We share what is nice and not too ugly, for those who choose to read it.

Until now.

Because, we are far from perfect here on the farmette.  Most days I struggle to come up with something semi-stimulating to write about on this blog.  But, sometimes chance throws something our way that is much too chuckle-inducing not to share.

Thursday morning, at 12:19am eastern time, our bed fell in on Secret Agent Man's side.

Now.

Before your mind starts racing, we were ASLEEP.  That is until 12:19am.  At that moment I considered that Jesus had appeared and was there in the bedroom to lead us into heaven.

As Secret Agent Man put it...."That was exhilarating!".  I wouldn't say that I shared that sentiment.  Long story short, the side-rail cracked and sent his side plummeting.....as we have a high rise four poster bed.   It was a long way down.

No repairs were going to be made at that time and the mattress was on the floor for the rest of the night/morning.  The dogs were loving it.  We were not.

Cherish your bed,people.  It may not be as sturdy as you think.


54 comments:

  1. oh, i thought that was on purpose. around here that happens. horses too. ha. ha!! ( :

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  2. Definitely chuckle worthy. What a ride! Anyone who says, 'That was exhilarating!' after waking up like that is the kind of easy going person I should be around because I would have been freaked out and grumpy. I guess we know what's on SAM's honey-do list this weekend. Btw, love that bucolic pic. Happy Friday!

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  3. Oh this did make me laugh. You just never know when that will happen. I am going to check my siderails right now. :0 Thank you we all need a good laugh today. Hug B

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  4. Oh Michelle, thats great, made my morning, Blessings Francine.

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  5. Oh wow! What a way to wake up! My BFF in high school had shelves that were above her bed fall on her in the middle of the night. Luckily, she wasn't hurt, but it scared her!

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  6. I loved the story, and really loved the photo of the cows in your side yard. We have this happen often here, as we are surrounded by cattle farms! Have a great weekend.

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  7. ha, that is kind of funny! what a scare though!
    our last house we lived in was very old, 150 years old. not too long after moving in, we swear our bed rose and landed with a crash. we were both asleep and felt our whole bed just jump....it was weird. we both woke up, my husband said "did our bed just jump" and i said "yes, i think so" and he said "that was weird" i said "uh-huh" and we both went to back to sleep. our bed was undamaged in the jumping ;)
    still no clue what that was!

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  8. Life is full of those little surprises -- chuckling at your bed adventure. :)

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  9. So cute! I love the bed story! Our bed is an impossibly heavy English bed made (and dated) in 1686---Yes, 1686! While some other of our antiques may someday creak and give out such as a chair or a table with a wonky leg, this bed is as solid as if it were granite, and held together with the original long, heavy wooden pins! No worries about ever rudely crashing onto the floor in the middle of the night!
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

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  10. That is so funny! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. Wow, talk about a wakeup call. That would not be good. Probably funny in the morning but not at night. We had a similar thing happen as were sleeping on a airbed,(at one of our daughter's) the kind that are normal bed height. But, at least, it was a slow trip to the floor.

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  12. sorry to be laughing so hard. I know it had to be quite a surprise for you, but in my mind, I can just picture the looks on your faces when the bed went kerplunk.
    Hopefully tonight will be better..

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  13. Hi Michelle, What a great story, indeed, and it will keep me smiling all weekend I'm sure. These things happen, don't they ... and they sort of keep us "grounded" in a funny way. Always enjoy your blog, have a great weekend! John

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  14. Not sure I would have been able to go back to sleep after that! LOL!!

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  15. Oh, fabulous. And I did need a chuckle this morning.

    Love the cows in the dooryard.

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  16. Something else to worry about. Perhaps they'll install airbags in the future!

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  17. I went and checked. Our bed is bolted down fast, so we're safe for now : )
    No doubt, you woke up on full alert. Funny!

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  18. Hubby said.. well, you're sure chuckling away! I said.. you've GOT to read Farm Chick. He goes.. I will. It's fun to read not only the best of things, but the real things too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. My son's bed, the top bunk, fell on one end one night, thankfully missing the child on the bottom. When we ran into the room to see what had happened, he was still asleep in a pile, at the bottom of the mattress slide.
    I'm sure once I got over the initial fear and shock, I might think it was exhilarating as well.

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  20. haha...that happened to us several times until we caved and replaced all the slats. Nothing like peeling yourself off the ceiling in the middle of the night, huh.

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  21. Oh gosh how hilarious. I'm sure it wasn't at the time but you sure gave us a good laugh. Would have scared me to death!!

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  22. Interesting tale -- I bet it woke both of you up with a bang -- barbara

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  23. Thank you for the chuckle...glad to know neither one of you were injured, just scared to death.

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  24. Oh my! Something similar happened to me when I was a kid - AFTER my sis had taken me to see a scary movie! I nearly died!!!

    Have a good weekend. Love the photo of your sideyard.

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  25. A promise in the making, please enjoy your new one.

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  26. Sorry...I laughed a little too...I can just picture the looks on your faces! Have a great weekend!

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  27. I would have been really confused had it happened to me. What a ride!

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  28. Having my side of the bed collapse in the middle of the night, would indeed make me a little freaky. Tonight, I would cherish my bed!

    Velva

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  29. Thanks for the good laugh! I needed that.

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  30. Hilarious,I can only imagine such a startling way to wake up! A slice of real life, thank you for sharing a laugh. BTW super LOVE the photo.

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  31. As someone with an old bed, I worry about that happening! Glad you weren't hurt, but it is pretty funny! xx

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  32. There are no "accidents" ! I remember "Uh Gui" (the turtle master) saying this in the movie "KungFu Panda 1" !!!

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  33. First, your picture of the cows in the side yard need to be in a magazine...LOVE the PEACEFUL LOOK! I knew a lady who had a shop of a few years ago...It was called...COWS in the CREEK. Just sayin....And I can't keep from smiling about the BED story..too funny...It has happened to me too in my Younger years. They become GREAT stories for the future!! Enjoy your weekend...you have made me SMILE!!! Roxie

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  34. funny!
    when i lived farther south...the couple across the road had cows...and they would'get out' every now and then, and we'd wake in the morning to MOOOOO's and cows munching their way through our yard...haha!!

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  35. ok...so i got a little distracted with the cows.

    but i have one more thing to add...although i never had a bed collapse under me...i did have a ceiling fan fall in the middle of the night!! i don;t like those middle of the night unexpected happenings!!

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  36. I am glad you took this in a very funny way and even let us know about it! Cherish you bed, it is a very important piece of furniture...

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  37. Michelle! That was a great laugh at your SAM's expense more than yours? Don't ya just love when that happens?

    Thanks for your fun visit to my post. There will be similar posts next week. Yay!

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  38. Oh my gosh, that did give me a good laugh! I bet it wasn't nearly as fun for you guys, though! Yikes!

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  39. sorry to laugh, especially if I also would not have shared the 'exhilerating' sentiment.
    SleepWell
    BlessYa

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  40. Oh, I needed a good laugh/smile today so thank you. the cows are cute too.

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  41. This is common. I think. Funny too.

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  42. Life has it's downfalls, that's for sure....:)

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  43. troutbirder you are a sly one! I have a cast iron rail 4 poster bed stored forgotten for over 50 years in an old chicken coop - bed is over a 100 years old...with the pillowtop mattress to climb into bed stands stands close to 3 feet tall Im not sure what they were storing in those days under the bed...chickens? anyhow, its not going to collapse anytime soon - end of the world im going to sit on that bed... anyhow, glad to hear that no one was impaled on the way down at your house - try explaining that one to 911...your reputation would be ruined - "the merry widow" yikes!

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  44. LOL! Ours did that once too and yeah, wow! We either need to diet or get a stronger bed.

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  45. Love it. You never know what's going to go "thump" in the night.

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  46. hahaha - funny, the way you told it, at least!
    xx

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  47. Trust your husband to plant tongue in cheek on that one. I once had to call my father to come reattach the rail anchor on my headboard- he was none too happy about it!

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