Friday, March 2, 2007

Trouble with Candles

The other night, the weather was cold and cloudy and Heather decided to set a cozy mood and lit some candles on the TV armoire in the living room. They hadn't been lit in a while so we didn't think much of it when they let off some extra smoke and smelled a bit smoky. They burned for several hours, let off a little heat and were nice to look at. I blew them out and went to bed...

The next morning, I went into Haven's room to wake her and when I saw her nose, I hollered to Heather to come look. It was all black. So was Jacob's, and Harrison's and mine...you get the picture. I came out into the living room and raised the roll-down shutters to reveal a big, black, smoky stain on the wall and ceiling above the armoire. I looked around and noticed there was still a haze in the room. So, we blew our noses, cleaned up and Heather tried to clean the stain off the wall. Oops.

So, if the mood strikes you to light some candles tonight, think twice before using old ones...

3 comments:

T & S Casey said...

What...No picture? We would have liked to see your faces. How many candles did you burn?!

J Beck said...

I try to convince Denise that the smokey stains around the nose and the general aroma of smoke when I get home from work in the morning is rustic and manly and...about that time she tells me I'm full of it and to go take a shower. Love you guys.

Roxanne said...

I think i feel a country western song cummin' on...

"When smoke gits on yer nose...
just get yer garden hose..."

Turn it on full blast...