Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chirp..........Chirp

A couple of nights ago a smoke detector started chirping. We changed the battery, read online all about chirping, pushed buttons all over. The chirping stopped only to begin at 12:00 midnight. Chirp.......chirp............chirp,.,.,.,.,,..........chirp

We tried everything we could and it stopped chirping at 5:00 am. Good , okay. But at 11:23 the next night it started again. Oh the absolute and utter horror. Drew finally tore it out of the ceiling. But the freaking thing kept chirping. We read online that they can take 3 days to stop even if disconnected from a power source. Help us. Now the stinking thing was chirping where the wires were still dangling, somewhere in the gaping abyss that used to be the smoke alarm. I kept blathering that it was impossible , it would be like having your head cut off but you could still speak. What was the damn thing chirping out of?????We suffered through another chirp filled night deciding to call a professional the next day.

Drew decided to check it again and mess around with it before we called. He messed with it for some time before discovering it wasn't the one chirping. The one at the top of the stairs was chirping and it echoed into the downstairs. Smoke alarm bastard thinks he can fool us huh? We changed its battery and no more chirping.

Answer to your question: yes we are dumb enough to call someone out to fix the wrong smoke alarm. It would fit in wonderfully with the time we called someone out to fix our washer only to be told we were overfilling it, it wasn't broken. And the time the electrical outlets wouldn't work and the service guy told us to press the reset button. Yes, Virginia, we really are that dumb.

Christmas blessings to you all!

8 comments:

ReformingGeek said...

Oh Jean Knee, Say it aint' so.

;-)

Melissa said...

The curse of the chirping smoke alarm! I hate trying to figure out which one is the culprit. We usually get it wrong too...

Cocotte said...

I think there was a similar episode about this on 'Modern Family'

Weird!

Super Happy Girl said...

And God bless us everyone!

Brian o vretanos said...

I think they deliberately make them annoying so you'll fix it, but the last time it happened to me I almost ripped the flat apart looking for a spare battery.

Lauren said...

Sounds like you needed an exorcist. Just saying.

tattytiara said...

Oh wow how frustrating!

Breeze said...

This is just too funny.