We hear stories about being trapped in an elevator. That happened to me this week. I live on the second floor in a senior apartment complex. The other day about 6 o’clock I decided to go downstairs to get the mail. I was alone and I had my cell phone with me as usual. I got in the elevator and pressed the button for the first floor. Suddenly the buttons did not work. I tried pressing the buttons for everything but no luck. I tried my cell phone, but it was not working either. 🙀
I’m usually levelheaded during a crisis. The only choice I had was to press the emergency button in the elevator. An operator answered who had a foreign accent and was hard to understand. I explained that I was stuck. She said to try this button or that button, but none of them worked. She told me to call the manager. I told her there is none around our building at night. I hung up and tried again after a minute.
On my second try I spoke to a different operator, who understood my situation and said she would call 911 for me. Again I tried my cell phone and still no response. After a short wait the door opened of its own accord and I was on the first floor, not stuck between floors. When I got off the elevator the firemen were just coming into the building. I told them I was the person who had been stuck on it but now was so relieved to be out. 😹
I was afraid to try the elevator again to get back upstairs, so I asked one of the firemen to try it out first. He went up to the second floor and came down without incident. So I went up with him and he waited until I found a neighbor nearby who could phone my family for me, because my cell phone was still not working. My son-in-law came over soon after and when he tried my phone it worked. What had I been doing wrong? I had no idea.
The next day I was talking to some friends who told me that the entire cell phone circuit had been down during the time when I had been in the elevator. It just was an unfortunate coincidence. 😼
As for my quilting, I didn’t get much done because I had to wind some bobbins. Did I mention that my hands get shaky when I’m anxious and trying harder? I finally finished my last pink RSC19 project using batiks with black sashing.
When I laid out my monthly blocks so far, I really like the idea of mixing them up instead of keeping them in rainbow row order.
I’m going to continue with the remaining colors, but not brown. I want just a lively rainbow effect.
I’m very thankful that this week is over and also that the high heat we had is past and it is now in the low 80’s. I have a final challenge project which I will be working on this week for the Endeavourers, a walk in the park.
I will be looking forward to all of your stories this week.
I’m linking up with Angela at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/and Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/