A few interesting things have been occurring in my home the past month or so. If you are not familiar with my home, I suggest reading my two previous accounts. Victorian Flat Two and Victorian Flat Three.
With that said: In August I noticed some strange things happening here. Currently my fiancé and I are looking to break our lease. Not because of the strange activity, but our neighbor that moved in around June. She is loud, rude and trashy. A rant on her is best saved for a different forum.
1. In August my Bridal Shower took place. I received quite a bit of kitchen appliances. One of them was a new coffee pot. To say I was excited was an understatement. I've been using it every day since receiving it. Someone or something seems to like playing with it. I'm sure most of you are aware of the water reserve in coffee pots. There is a flap in the back you lift up, pour your desired amount of water, close it and begin the brewing process. I ALWAYS flip the lid down after pouring. I started noticing the lid would be up after coming back for a second refill. At first I chalked this up to my own error, so I began double-checking to put the lid down and unplugging the pot (I thought maybe the heat/steam was making the lid pop up?). It continued. About every other day, I'd go in for a refill or just into the kitchen and it would be flipped up. I then started unplugging the pot and pushing it underneath the end kitchen cabinet. I thought surely there wouldn't be enough room between the bottom of the cabinet and the lid for it to pop up. Nope. I have no idea how it is physically possible, but the lid continues to be up even when underneath the cabinet.
2. We have a microwave that is less than a year old and we purchased it new. Two weeks ago it went off in the middle of the night. I thought it was a power surge. When I got up to see what was going on, it was flashing, "end". I'm not sure if you're familiar, but when a food item is done cooking in there it will flash, "end" in the digital display. I found this odd. There was no storm or high wind that night. It happened again last night.
3. Finally our dryer. We have a washer and dryer. My fiancé never touches it. I won't let him near either machine (I'm a little anal about laundry). Like most dryers, there is an option for an alert sound when a cycle is finished. I have NEVER used this option. The dial has been set on "off" since we purchased the machines (once again, they are less than a year old and brand new). Yesterday, the dryer sounded the alert for the end of the cycle. The dial was turned to the "on" option. I of course questioned my fiancé. It wasn't him. He informed me he "knows better than to go near the dryer". I believe him. There was nobody else in the home. Just the two of us. The BEAST (as I like to call her) upstairs was not home, nor does she have access to our part of the house.
These could be nothing. Just "ghosts in the machines" but I find it odd and thought I would share. Thank you for comments and questions and have a great day.