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This is the type of thing I don’t want to represent my life anymore.
Did you figure it out?
There is a smoke alarm sitting on my bookshelf with its battery removed. Did you know that smoke alarms don’t work without batteries? Also, isn’t it illegal or something to take down the smoke alarm in a rented home?
And what’s more – it took us like three days for us to address this problem. We live in a row house and the neighbor in the middle house caught me in the backyard before work to ask me if I had noticed a beeping sound “like every 15 seconds.”
“Yeah,” I said. “I think it’s probably our smoke alarm or something.”
“Yeah…I’ve been hearing it when I’m in this room working and it’s kind of distracting.”
“Oh, sure, sure. Well, my husband and I are home today so we’ll investigate this and get it solved.”
I followed the sound and within five minutes, found the offending smoke alarm – after three days. It was in the basement and echoed right up through the floor into my neighbors house.
So I quickly solved the problem. I removed the battery. And there it sits. It could sit there for a year before my husband and I either find a battery for it or go out and buy new ones.
This is the story of my life.
Well, not anymore. I’ll update you when we get the battery in and put it back up. Let’s see how many days it will take….