Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Early Morning Alarm
Early this am I was awakened to a very high pitched alarm. I sat up in bed, trying to determine where the sound was coming from. Of course, both my furballs were up and panting....knowing something was not right. We made our way into the living room and I found it was the propane detector. So, here I am, down on my hands and knees with a flashlight in one hand and two crazy furballs...one on each side...panting away and trying to be as close to me as they can possibly get. Where is Billy, you might ask? Billy is sleeping peacefully in the bedroom. Yeah....he doesn't hear a thing...it is just me and the dogs. I finally found the reset button and got the thing to shut off. Now, I'm trying to figure out....why. Back in the bedroom I go...with my entourage of furballs. I wake Billy and inform him of the situation...his response...."Is the furnace on?".... Me, "Is the furnace on? We have been running the ac for the past 3 days. No dear, the furnace is not on". Billy, "the batteries probably need to be changed". Me, "No dear, the detector is hard wired". Billy, "OK". End of conversation....alright, I'll just wait and see if it goes off again....it did. Me and the dogs are down on the floor once again. This time I have a screwdriver in hand.....I removed the face plate and pulled out the wires. At this point, Billy appears...I think he must have opened his eyes long enough to see me with a screwdriver...scary stuff! We decide to cut the wires. I then made Billy get out the little hand held propane detector that he uses when he refills and replaces our tanks. We check out the fiver and it did not detect any propane anywhere. So, we are both guessing that the hard wired detector is now defective.....another item for our repair list. All is well and back to bed we go......of course, my furballs are not convinced. Cosmo, who sleeps with us, continued to stand watch over me.....panting away, hot doggie breath on my face.......while Billy peacefully drifts back off to dreamland! Life is good....right?