September 2, 2014

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The Amish Cook 3-5-13

By: Lovina Eicher

We are having some snowy days this week although there is not much of an accumulation.  We have had quite a day already.  Joe left for work around 3:30 a.m.  I had turned off the light and was ready to go back to bed until 5 a.m.  I heard an alarm go off in the basement so I went to go out and check it out and it was a carbon monoxide alarm. I could smell soot so I checked our coal stove but it looked okay.  I figured that it might be the gas water heater and shut it off.  I get worried more since the fire we had last year and decided to wake all eight children.  I called 911 to ask what I should do.  They said to get everyone out of the house and they  would send someone to take a look.  Everyone was still sleepy and it was difficult to find clothes and coats by flashlight. I didn’t want to turn on our gaslights just to be safe.  Remembering the fire we had everyone was shook up a little more.