I have no idea what was going on last night. I swear I’m being haunted by ghosts or strangers in the dark… the most extraordinary things started happening. And this is the absolute truth. Honest. No kidding.
I listen to the radio at night. Usually using my iPhone… I have an app built in that lets me listen to NPR all night long, from anywhere in the country… easy peasy… been using it all summer long. Last night I set it up as always… and each time I selected a station I was able to listen for about two minutes and then the station would fade out. Gone. Silent. The phone was fully charged, but still I could not hold a station for more than two minutes. Then the screen wouldn’t shut off. If you have an iPhone you know that screen is really bright, especially at night… could not get it to dim.
Then… the creepiest thing happened. It was two in the morning and the coffee maker in the kitchen began grinding as if there were beans in the pot. I could hear it whirrring around down there . Out of nowhere, the sound of grinding! You should know that all summer long we didn’t even use the grinding element of the coffee maker. Never turned it on. Yet, here, in the middle of the night, the machine started grinding invisible beans. Not once, not twice, but constantly for at least an hour, on and off, grind and stop, grind and stop. My imagination was going wild and I finally concluded that someone had snuck in the house, was downstairs in the kitchen, trying to lure me into his clutches by setting off the coffee maker to grinding, trying to get me to go downstairs and investigate.
I determined to stay absolutely up stairs. No coffee grinding maniac was going to get me. I was staying upstairs, my silent iPhone clutched in my frozen fist.
It was not a dream. Something was setting off the grinder, something was silencing my phone! I finally turned off my phone and let it reset itself, which worked.
As for the grinder? I pulled the plug on that baby this morning. It’s going to the dump!