February 19th, 2007

Kittens +  Grenade

Manawolf vs. the Smoke Detector - Part II

Hmmm. Well I thought Part I was up on the News section of my site, but I don't see the news section. I don't remember taking it down. Hrm. Well for those who aren't familiar, I'll have to upload it to my LJ.


Because the smoke alarm woke me up again. This time with "chirping." Thing is, we replaced the batteries just a day ago! So I'm all WTF, but I go looking for the other battery in the pack, but I can't figure where it got put.

Well fine, maybe I'll just climb up there and look. It's a fresh freakin' battery, it must not be a problem with that. So I pry out the battery case, shove the battery around a little, and push the case back in.


I remember what mice said about her iPod, not that a smoke detector is an iPod... Still, I gave it a good smack, then waited to see if it would dare beep again.

And waited....

SUCCESS. (If I may be so bold as to potentially jinx myself, as the night ain't over yet.)

But the only problem is... now I'm awake, and I realize I'm awful hungry. A smidgen too hungry to go back to sleep easily.

So that brings me full circle back 'round to here, drinking pineapple juice and nibbling otana's homemade inari in front of the computer at quarter 'till 5 in the morning.


Edit: Thank gawd I don't have to go to work tomorrow. Thank you, President's Day.
Kittens +  Grenade

Manawolf: 2; Smoke Detector: 1

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. It started beeping again. Several smacks later and it won't stop.

Aside from calling the landlord (and aside from bashing it to death with a broom handle), ideas?

EDIT: Smoke detector removed from wall. Now, the wall unit won't stop chirping - and so does the detector, even though it's both removed from the wall AND the batteries are out.

Must... resist... use of hammer...

EDIT 2: I think... THINK... It may have stopped. *cautious sigh of relief*
Kittens +  Grenade

Manawolf: 3; Smoke Detector: 2

Well apparently the batteries were last replaced at exactly the same time, because now the one in our BEDROOM has gone off. (I didn't even realize there was one there...)

The lever to the battery compartment, however, was broken on this one, so I will never know if a new battery will fix it or not. Instead, I took it off the wall and stuffed it in a cabinet so that I can GET THE FUCK TO SLEEP.