1.19.2011

R.I.P. Great fan

When Adam & I moved to Erie in the summer of 2007, it was a hot day and we didn't have a ceiling fan, so we went to Lowe's and bought a huge industrial fan. It made delightful white noise and we ran it every night, year round.

Once Henry came along and grew sensitive to the squeaking and creaking of footsteps by his door, we transferred the Great Fan to his room. It helped him sleep and we were thankful. A few weeks ago, it started making weird noises and lthis morning, it went kaput. Sad. Guess what else? It's really difficult to find big floor fans in the winter in northwest Pennsylvania. We have our other wimpy fan going in there along with some static...here's to hoping that all works out.

Mom says that I should break Henry of the white noise habit. To that, I say, "no way Jose.". It just ain't worth it...I do not want to diminish his nap time... Or for him to wake up at 1 am or 4 am or whenever Elliot is squalling. The end of the fan story. That was the most I've ever written about fans. My life is riveting?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That must be a mom thing. My mom thinks the same thing about our must-have white noise. Instead of a fan, we just use a little sound machine and set it on ocean waves. You might consider that this time! Much easier to travel with than a big fan!

CaseyWiegand said...

you always make me smile friend!

lauren and nelson said...

Camille! Have you seen the noisemakers at Wal-mart by the candle section? We used to use a fan and now we have this little noisemaker you plug into the wall that you can transport anywhere you go really easily...it's the size of a monitor...it has all different sounds (rain, white noise, etc...)...noah loves the rain...you can make it as loud or soft as you want it to go! we could not live without it!

Sarah Lynne said...

We have plenty of spare fans you are welcome to borrow...

Lindsay said...

We have a noise maker and we love it. I am planning on putting one in the baby's room also. We also take it with us when we travel.