Then a voice starts saying "This is not a text. Please exit the building." My heart starts pounding. I have a naked messy baby sitting here. Do I have time to grab clothes? Is it freezing out? I grab a wooby blanket and started to run out but decide to slip some shoes on first. I run down 5 flights of stairs and stand in the alley....in the rain. Slowly some of our neighbors come out. They all said they have never heard the alarm go off like this before. Some of them offered us to sit in their cars but I just pulled the blanket over Ellie's head and said no thank you. Another neighbor came into the alley with his dogs. Elinor loves them and was excited to hangout with them. Fire trucks came and checked things out. I was starting to get nervous as we stood outside that maybe I forgot to turn off the burner from making our oatmeal or the toaster oven when making our toast. Turns out the workers were cutting bricks in the basement and the dust set the alarm off.
later that morning