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Fire Alarms and Sleepy Moms

This morning at around 4:30 AM I woke to a strange beeping sound. I groggily sat up and wondered what that dreadful noise was but soon realized that Ralexwin was no longer in bed next to me so I fell back to sleep.

Fast forward 30 minutes and Ralexwin is in the bedroom getting dressed.

"What was that sound?" I ask sleepily.

"The fire alarm." He says pulling his shirt over his head.

"In the house?" (not quite awake yet)

"Downstairs by the furnace."

"What was wrong?" I mumble.

"Hmm?" I must not be talking very clearly.

"Was there smoke or something?"

"No, just the battery dying."

"How long did it go off for?"

"About twenty minutes before I just took the stupid battery out."

I sit up a little more awake. "Did you just say that thing was going off for 20 minutes?"

"Yeah." He's pulling socks on now.

I fall back to my pillow. "Pretty affective fire alarm there. How long do you think it takes an entire family to burn alive?"

He chuckled.

But now I'm worried. He's the only one who heard it... no one else in the family stirred, what kind of early warning system is that!? A fire alarm that's to quiet for anyone to hear. Hmm, sounds useful, and not only that but evidently it likes to cry wolf.

Maybe I should invest in a new alarm.


Ethan said…
Mine did that too but I'm a light sleeper and I couldn't ignore it. The dying battery alarm isn't the same noise as the fire alarm, it's just a beep every minute or so (mine actually says "Battery is Low"). On the other hand, if there is a fire, there will be a loud, shrill, high pitched beeping noise that doesn't stop (it would be very difficult to sleep through). If you really want to know what it is like, put a new battery in, and then push the test button.
Lisa said…
I hate fire alarms. Ours always does a weird beeping sound when it's dying, but you can't get the stupid thing to turn off. We eventually ripped it off the ceiling and stuck it in the garage where we couldn't hear it. Taking the battery out didn't work. Weird. Huh?
Lisa said…
P.S. They always do this at night. Why is that?

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