I’ve always said I couldn’t understand why anyone wouldn’t have a smoke alarm but I’m beginning to understand it! Not really, I’d never not have smoke alarms. But . . remember right before Vince got here when the smoke alarm in the hallway outside our bedroom started beeping during the night? I couldn’t reach it with the regular ladder so I closed the bedroom door and spent the rest of the night trying to sleep with a screeching smoke alarm just outside the door. Jeremy came over the next morning to change the battery but that didn’t help. Since it was an electric smoke alarm, Jeremy took it down til Vince got here and could deal with it. That’s when we noticed that the electric smoke alarms were almost 20 years old and ordered 6 new ones. We have a combination of electric and the kind that run solely off batteries. All the electric ones have batteries too. Every smoke alarm in this house got a new battery 1-1/2 months ago.
Saturday we had been out and when we got home, I walked in the house first and could hear a smoke alarm beeping. Weird! I walked toward the sound and I thought it was the smoke alarm in the hall – the one just outside our bedroom door. It had beeped twice before I got to it and it never beeped again. I told Vince. He didn’t hear it so . . in his mind it had fixed itself . . til last night. Just before 5 this morning, it started beeping again. Vince got up and I said “What are you going to do?” because he would have to bring in the extra tall ladder and I always like to help him so the back end of it doesn’t hit a wall while turning a corner. He said “I’m going to close the door!” I thought . . been there, done that . . it isn’t going to help but he closed the door, got back in bed and said “Well, that didn’t help much!” After about 15 minutes of chirping, it stopped again. But, we were both awake!
There was a package deal when Vince ordered them – less expensive to buy six but we only needed five so we have an extra one. He’ll change it out today . . I hope.