So guess what I learned today? Â In our new house (well, newer than our last house) all these fancy fire alarms are linked together. Â Without any warning at all, the battery failed in one of the alarms. Â Do you know what happens when all of the alarms are linked and one of them goes off? Â THEY ALL GO OFF! Â I searched the house for smoke, I sniffed for gas, I climbed in the attack. Â I started to make a list of all the things I needed to get out of the house if there really was a fire. Â The family photo albums go first, then my computer, what about my art work? Â OR MY STAR WARS TOYS!?!?!?! Â I came to the conclusion that I would be kicking the window out of the office and then just chucking stuff out to save it.
So, I couldn’t figure out why the alarms were going off and we ended up evacuating the house and calling the non-emergency line for the fire dept. Â I am thankful and grateful that the firemen respond to all calls at the same speed (even though it was the non-emergency line). Â They searched through the house, found the smoke detector with the red light, and replaced the battery. Â WHEW! Â (I hope I don’t get a bill for that! Â wait, I already paid with my taxes right?) Â The kids had fun, and my nephew slept through the whole thing. Â I’m going to suggest that we trade him in for a watch dog.