That chirping noise.
I didn’t hear it. Maybe it was the blackberry.
Does it chirp?
Well, sometimes, yeah. I’m not sure what it’s telling me. At least it rings when there’s a phone call.
Wait, there it is again.
OK, I heard it this time. It’s the smoke detector, isn’t it?
I think so.
I check upstairs and downstairs and all around and discover that the house is not burning down. The noise stopped….temporarily.
It started up again at about 2:00 this morning and then chirped periodically all night. Tuffy P went on-line to discover some web entries suggesting that our our brand of hard-wired smoke detectors sucks and can chirp without a fire for all kinds of reasons from dust to old back-up batteries. Of course it isn’t obvious how to get at the back-up batteries or even what they look like.
I should say that I didn’t get much sleep last night. Sleeping through a chirping smoke alarm is most difficult. I’m going to try to not be grumpy today.