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Mad About It Mondays: When The Smoke Detector Chirps

Mad About It Mondays

Close your eyes and think about the last time you had a really good night’s sleep…wasn’t it wonderful?! Sleep is magnificent, it’s incredible, and it helps keep us sane. I have really good hearing…read: ridiculously good hearing. My hearing is so good that I literally cannot go to sleep if there is too much noise in the house.

Now let’s rewind a few days to when one of our smoke detectors in the upstairs hallway started chirping…

We noticed it in the middle of the day (I shouldn’t say “noticed” since it’s pretty hard to ignore) but it stopped chirping after about ten minutes so we didn’t rush to the store to pick up a new battery. We happened to be out at Target that same evening and I mentioned to my husband the need to go ahead and get a 9-volt for when it started back up again. Energizer batteries were 6.99 for a pack of two at our local Target and while I didn’t think that was expensive, my husband did and so he insisted on waiting until we could find them elsewhere for cheaper.

Wrong move, sucker.


Shortly after midnight tonight, it started chirping again…and we don’t have any replacement batteries. “Good, great, grand, wonderful!”

I wholeheartedly believe that the sound a smoke detector makes when its battery is low is one of the most annoying things on the planet. I am hoping, praying, willing it to stop chirping so that I can get a decent night’s sleep. If you don’t hear from me for a while, it’s because I’ve gone crazy and have been committed to the local mental health institution. Wish me luck…



2 thoughts on “Mad About It Mondays: When The Smoke Detector Chirps”

  1. Ugh! I HATE that sound! Luckily Dave keeps spare 9V batteries for some reason related to all of his guitars…haha. I have been known to steal from his stash of batteries and precariously perch upon a rolling office chair to change those batteries. 😉

    1. Our whole house was up and finally, after an hour and a half of the chirping, the husband went to the store to get a battery. I snuggled with C, changed her diaper, gave her a snack, and brushed her teeth again and she fell back asleep sometime around 2am. I’m paying for that this morning…she is SO grumpy. I think that might mean an early naptime for both of us… 😉

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