BEEPING WOKE ME UP AT 2:00 A.M. THIS MORNING.
Thought it was the smoke alarm batteries low so I got up and touched the one in my
so I take the batteries out and still.. beep…beep…
So I get a screwdriver and prized it off the ceiling.. beep..beep..
AWWW !! my gosh !! What is this !!
go to the one in the hall by bathroom and took batteries
out of that one…. beep… beep !!
OH!! You’re gonna’ get it!!
Got my screwdriver and prized it off the ceiling..
take it to the laundry room and tried to pry all the little
circuit boards off…..beep…beep…beep !!
what’s with you !!!?? now, I’m gettin ‘ mad… I mean mad !!
so I take it into the craft room and get my hammer…
laid it on the floor and
WHAM! WHAM !! BAM !! ….BEEP ! BEEP BEEP !!
OPEN THE BACK DOOR AND SLING IT OUT IN THE YARD !!
Beep ! Beep ! Beep!!!
NOW WHAT THE HECK !!
That’s three smoke detectors… that’s all there is in here !!!
unless there’s one up in the attic…..can’t be !!
well, I can’t handle this all night…so I go to the bedroom
and pull down the ladder…and look up there… black as night..
I ain’t climbin’ up there…..
what to do?? I ain’t waking up my neighbors at 2:00 in the morning !!
so I get the phone book and call uptown to the night police ……
ring, ring , ring…then it switches to the Kennett station..
Hello !! so I tell her I’m trying to get the H’ville police station.
She ask my address and said she would call them on their radio.
She said “ ok hon, they will be there in a few minutes…
Oh dear… here I am in my nighties and hair looks like a birdnest.
so I quick hurry to closet and grab first pair of capri’s and t-shirt
I can find… run the comb through my hair and …
here they are.. pullin in the drive way..
I go unlock the door and let the nice man in..
I embarrassingly tell him my story…and ask
do you smell any smoke ? No mam , I don’t smell any smoke..
so we go in the bedroom where I had pulled down the ladder..
No, I don’t smell any smoke.
so we go back into the living room and standing near the tv
and Beep !! Beep ! Beep !!
and we both look toward the tv and he says about the same time
I did… oh could it be the carbon monoxide detector ??
So I pick it up and about the time…
Yep ! that’s it !!
Well as he turns to leave , I’m appologizing to him
and he says “ no problem. Mam “
I was up and on the job already !!
so as he leaves, I lock up again and head back to bed…
tossing and turning and can’t get back to sleep and all of a sudden
I’m thinkin’ about me in the craft room beatin’ the heck out of that
poor smoke detector … when
all of a sudden I start laughing and laughing.
well that’s my story … and I’m stickin’ to it !!
Enough for tonight !!
Maurine …( tee.. hee )