The house was silent except for the occasional twittering of a cat inside and a few birds outside. In the cupboard the food was starting to go off. The bread was beginning to grow moldy. The clock was stuck at noon.
There was a minute of holding breath before a pipe burst in the kitchen. The cat woke up screeching. It made its way away from the water and towards a big red button in the laundry. It would alert the owner to a problem in the house.