Have any of y'all ever had to call 911? We have on several occasions.
When the girls were babies we lived in an 800 sq ft. two bedroom cottage in Pasadena, CA. We had a little air conditioner that only cooled the area right around it. It would get so hot that I could barely function. We had a little laundry room with a second bathroom that had a fan that sounded like a 747 taking off. We used cloth diapers and the pail was FULL. I had sorted the laundry but left it in piles on the floor in there. There were quite a few dishes piled up and toys everywhere. It was a mess! I had just changed a diaper... we did that in the laundry room because that is where we kept the pail... when the fan in the bathroom made a funny noise. I went in and looked up and as I did it burst into flame and was totally engulfed in a matter of seconds. I tried to toss some water at it and called 911. I could not tell if the fire had spread to the roof or was in the ceiling. While I waited for the fire truck I ran around picking stuff up. When they got there they yelled at me for still being in the house. It was pretty embarrassing.
Another time our kids were playing and Frappacino was pushed off the top of the girls' bunk bed and was knocked out. I didn't want to move her in case her back was injured so we called 911. She was fine but they took all the kids out and let them crawl around the fire truck while they made sure our story lined up with theirs.
Another time Frappacino was in a tree in our front yard and as she slid down to get out her leg got caught in the Y of the tree. I could not free her. I called 911 and told them she was fine but I couldn't get her out and asked them to please not use the sirens. About two minutes later I heard sirens... ugh. Our whole neighborhood came out to watch. The firemen actually had a hard time getting her free. They ended up having to put some kind of thing they filled with air using a hose connected to the truck. I don't know what it was, but it was big and three of them had to hold it up above her while it filled. It then spread the tree apart enough to get her leg free. There had to be 50 or more people standing around gawking. Someone even took pictures.
Soooo... do any of y'all have funny stories about calling 911? Let's hear 'em!!!