Have you ever noticed that smoke detector batteries always fail in the middle of the night? Well they do at our house at least. And the kicker of it is that when they do it starts yelling at you every minute something along the lines of…..
Then as you pull out the old battery and put in a new one, all the smoke detectors in the house (because they are all connected) sound for a minute and yell….
Chirp! Chirp! Chirp! Fire! Fire! Carbon Monoxide Warning? Chirp! Chirp! Chirp!
(Whoever created this system exactly this way should be beaten as far as I am concerned…..)
So yep that’s what happened this morning at 3:57am. To make it worse we have a friend staying with us for a few days who is in need of some rest and needless to say this noise doesn’t exactly lend itself to a restful night!
You may be wondering why I am posting about this middle of the night experience on my space blog…. well I was just realizing (as I am still trying to fully wake up because I didn’t sleep so well after the smoke detector debacle) that when all that noise was going on and I got woken up – I wish I’d had the alertness to realize that I should have stepped outside to see if I could see any of the Orionid Meteor Shower since it was supposed to peak before sunrise today. BUMMED!!! Completely missed out on that opportunity 🙁 What can I say – I am definitely not a morning person.
I hope some of you got a chance to see it and I hope it was absolutely spectacular!
Oh and for all of you who have fire/smoke detector concerns about us… don’t worry the plan is to go and change all the batteries so they all have fresh ones…..