You are supposed to change batteries in your home smoke alarms in October anyway, but my smoke alarms decided to piss me off early with the annoying little “chirp”, letting me know it is time to go buy new batteries, get out the ladder and switch them out.
Now I know it is important to keep those smoke alarms working - years ago I wrote a thread about the fire we had in our laundry room (and in his panic, DMark stupidly calling 411 instead of 911)…but still, there has to be a better system.
Can’t they put in rechargeable batteries in these things? I ain’t getting any younger, and there is one smoke alarm that is probably 12 feet high and climbing that ladder and reaching up…well, I keep envisioning myself sprawled on the floor with a broken neck, dying a slow death, with the sound of that damned smoke alarm chirping away every minute, on the minute until I croak.
Plus, the smoke alarm nearest our kitchen is like the ever-annoying, newly-righteous ex-smoker in the room who goes ballistic at the mere whiff of a single .0001 particle of smoke 30 feet away. We have to scour our oven before cooking, otherwise that damned alarm will screech like parrot being castrated.
So, do yourself a favor - go get those batteries, have the ladder ready and get ready. October is here, time for the yearly switcheroo.
Better to do it now than have one of those batteries die, like happens to us, at say, oh, 2:00 AM - and you get that lovely, annoying “chirp” that sounds like a cricket in heat. And yeah, does that really have to happen every 60 seconds? Couldn’t once an hour be enough to remind us?
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