I said to Robert as we clinked our glasses together at 12:02 A.M.
Happy 2006, and may the only fire you experience be the one in your heart!
As opposed to the one that was in our hotel; we had to go rushing out at 11:44. It was a false alarm. We suspect some asshat pulled the fire alarm as a New Year’s Eve prank. But we stuffed the cat in his Sherpa bag and ran out of the room, took the elevators (I couldn’t have gotten his wheelchair down nine flights of stairs and the desk clerk said it was okay), and went out into the parking lot. Firemen came and went, proclaimed an all clear, yet the fire alarms persisted for another 10 minutes or so.