Last week I heard one of the batteries in the smoke alarm beep. It was one upstairs. I told Hubby about it and then we both forgot about it. Fast forward a couple days, or actually nights, and I woke in the night to the battery beeping telling us the battery needed to be changed. I was half sleeping so at first I thought it was me dreaming. Then it beeped again and again and I knew it was true. It was beeping. Then I thought if I laid there long enough maybe Hubby would do something about it….nope. He’s been working 16 hours days so there was no rousing him to get him to do it.
I laid in bed thinking just forget it and go to sleep…I couldn’t. Then I started to wonder if I needed a ladder. Certainly I didn’t want to haul that upstairs in the middle of the night. Finally I thought I’d try my chair in the sewing room. So off to the sewing room..got the chair and yes, I could reach it. Only problem…the alarms and new and I couldn’t get the cover to snap off. Half sleeping I finally realized that I had to push a button and the battery door would pop open. I pulled the battery out, chastised myself for waiting so long because I could be sleeping if only I had gotten up right away. The chair went back to the sewing room and I went back to bed.
A half hour later Hubby’s alarm went off. Then I couldn’t get back to sleep. I heard him get ready, heard him make coffee, heard him drive out of the driveway. UGH. Finally I fell back to sleep and you’ll never believe….ANOTHER upstairs smoke detector started beeping because the battery had to be changed. REALLY??? By then it was 5:30 so I just got up. I pulled the batter out and decided to just sew.
I sewed until 6:45 went downstairs and you’ll never guess. A third smoke detector upstairs started beeping because of a low battery. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!! Three smoke detectors in a matter of five hours. I guess when they guess the life of a battery, they must be spot on.
Anyway…Hubby replaced ALL of the batteries in ALL of the smoke alarms. It put poor Ruby into a mess. She can’t stand any noise that she doesn’t know the origin of including beeping smoke detectors.
She was clinging to me. She was drooling and she definitely didn’t have a “happy” tail.
Well I am hoping that’s the end of the smoke detector saga. I really shouldn’t complain because we could have awoke to the alarms going off and an actual fire. I just found it so unusual that three smoke detector batteries could all go bad in a short five hour period.