An interesting CI “WOW” moment!

A couple of nights ago, I watching tv in the family room when I noticed a rather annoying generator like sound. You know, the rhythmic kind of tapping sound. For some reason, I was really fixated on it to a point where it was annoying!

I went outside and it got louder. I walked around the backyard trying to find the source. I got close to my neighbor’s garage which borders the backyard…it got quieter. I walked towards my next door neighbor’s property where there is a shed; still quieter. I walked towards the other side where that neighbor has a window air conditioner; nope, quieter.

I started towards my garage and it started getting louder! Ahhh….I am getting there but what is in the garage other than Steph’s car??? And surely, my yard equipment does not even come close to sounding like what I was hearing. Still no source! FRUSTRATING!

I went back in the house, upstairs….and I kind of like said to Steph…”what is that $#$#@%@$#@% generator like sounds I am hearing in the backyard??????” Steph is like “whoa Nelly…calm down!”

She went into Mike’s room, looked out the window that borders the backyard, turned around and in a rather educational lecture way, proclaimed to explain to me what I was hearing are summer crickets and they are louder in the summer especially when it’s hot.

D’uh!!!! Ah….and the wonders of my CI and what I have waited 50-something years to hear……*shaking head*

3 comments for “An interesting CI “WOW” moment!

  1. Dan Donoghue
    September 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Sam, That is a great story. I can picture you investigating !
    When can we do breakfast or something ?

  2. Sue Smith
    September 1, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Sam, I know what you mean! A few nights ago I kept hearing what sounded like light hammering. It was driving me nuts. Turns out it was the ceiling fan. You can barely hear it, but I did! My husband was surprised I heard it. I do love hearing new sounds. Congrats on hearing the crickets!

  3. September 2, 2010 at 10:59 am

    That’s so funny! I love hearing those kind of stories from you! I even read the blog outloud to Andy, I loved it!

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