Monday, March 21, 2016

Sleepless in Tennessee

A loud, BEEP! and then a disembodied female voice said, "Low Battery."
This scared me as I sat reading in the absolute quiet before bed last night. It also scared the dogs, it may as well have been thunder. I looked at the clock and it was 10:20 pm.
BEEP! "Low Battery"
Sounded just a couple of minutes later.

I knew this would be one sleepless night. I called DH to let him know to bring batteries or he wasn't going to sleep after his shift either. Shutting my door helped a little, but through the night the alarm and voice continued. Around 3:00 am, it slowed down and occasionally was just the BEEP! and the disembodied voice was quieter, creepier. There was no sleeping at all. 

DH arrived home at 7:30 am  and took it off the wall to change the batteries. I guess when they say to change the batteries in your smoke detector when you 'spring forward' they are confident about how long the batteries will last. Have you changed your batteries?  

13 comments:

  1. Some of these new fangled things have a mind of their own. Some time we have a hard time figuring out which thing is trying to boss us around.

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    1. Too true, I wasn't sure at the start, which thing needed a new battery.

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  2. Oh my that would be annoying But then again smoke would be a lot more of a hassle. Glad it's all done now

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    1. If it had been a fire - I would have left, it would have been highly inconvenient though. :)

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  3. wondered why you left me a comment at about 2:30 or 3:00 one morning! :)

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    1. LOL Yep that happens too, checking my stuff before I go to bed. :)

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  4. I change mine the first of the year. Ya don't have to listen to them beep, just pull the battery out.

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    1. I couldn't reach and getting up on something is not in my best interests. :)

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    2. Well, grab a shovel and smack it. LOL

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  5. I don't believe our smoke detector have this type of warning but I think it a good ideal. When our get low it sort of makes a tree frog sound.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Our other one used to chirp too. Nothing like this one, but irritating to be sure.

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  6. Mine just beep horribly and scare the dogs. I have two unplugged right now and a brand new one with a 10-year battery inside. It's the only way for me. I will buy two more for those I unplugged, well pulled out of the ceiling, truth be told.

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  7. Depending on how conscious I was when that would start, I would either knock the alarm down, or scream and wake Husband... Neither choice leading to a well rested a.m...

    Cat

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