Monday, March 12, 2012

Slice #12 2012 - Random Chirping of a Smoke Detector

It’s only 6:40 and I already feel like I’ve put in a long day. We have two nine-year-old labs and a mysterious beeping sound that must be coming from a smoke detector with a low battery or a device in our alarm system, but alas we have changed every battery we can find and the chirping continues. This has set off our black lab. She has become clingy and this morning even walked into the shower as I was taking one. She’s wet now and smelling like wet dog. We went on an early morning walk, had breakfast and she is still not herself. The random chirp comes on about once every ten minutes. It’s loud enough to hear throughout the house, but disappears before we get close to locating it. I’m not sure how to find the mystery chirping and need to leave for school soon. I hope Amelia’s day will be OK without us. At least she has her brother to keep her company. Yes, smoke detectors save lives, but this one is causing stress and loss of sleep.


  1. Oh, I know the angst of smoke detectors! Good luck finding the cause of the chirping, hopefully before your dog loses it! :)

  2. I hate that chirping. I'm with Amelia, they drive me crazy too. You have to be in the right place to catch it chirping. Good luck with that.

  3. Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm? That was the mysterious and annoying not the smoke alarm's chirping at my house. It took me a looooooooong time to figure it out. I hope this is not the case with you and that you have it all taken care of as you read this!

    1. It did turn out to be the Carbon Monoxide alarm. It's part of our home security system so now they need to come out for it. They can't come until Friday. We can however stop it for 36 hours with a button. Thanks! :-)