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This evening it’s COLD outside! Burr!

Last night one of my alarms began to beep. I thought it was the carbon monoxide alarm so I changed out all 3 batteries. Still, the beeping continued.
I kept fiddling with it for a few hours, charging batteries and trying them again until I discovered the beeping was coming from my smoke alarm on the 9 ft. high ceiling. That alarm was too tall to reach without a ladder. Beep, Beep, Beep!

Finally, hours later, the beeping went dead!

Today I called my son-in-law to come with a ladder to change the battery and he was in and gone in less than 5 minutes.

Beep, beep, beep.

Right away the beeping began again.
It appears that I need a new fire alarm, and I’ll have to put up with this stupid beeping until tomorrow afternoon when MR. son-in- law can return to disable the bleeping device.

I’m getting edgy!

I soothed my nerves and drank this beeping beautiful tea.
This was so good and roasty, a tasty fruity Darjeeling Oolong that’s a little peachy but not too sweet.
I really love Autumn tea’s (this tea reminds me of Autumn).
They’re comforting with the taste of the liquor left from baking peach or apple pie. I’ve made lots of pies for contests and when I bake an apple pie especially, I always add a little brandy which this tea reminds me of. It’s light but smooth and fruity.

No more beeps though, I’ve had enough!

Janefan

Its probably not defective, just needs to be reset. Ours does this too. Try this (or google how to reset your exact brand/type, if you know it.) http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/35905/Ive_replaced_the_batteries_but_my_smoke_detector_wont_stop_beeping

Indigobloom

oh dear poor Bonnie! you must be a little twitchy by now :s

Bonnie

Day 2 waiting for the son-in-law, slept with a pillow over my ears! Went out to Happy Lucky’s to tea this afternoon with my granddaughter Schey to get away from the beep, beep, beep!

Bonnie

Thanks Janfan!

Nik

“beeping beautiful tea” – lol! Aww, poor Bonnie, hope the SIL has come ‘n’ gone by now! =)

Bonnie

Nope Nik, I climbed up on the coffee table (One thing that is solid wood!!!) got a rubber gripper from the kitchen and reached high enough to open the battery door without removing the whole alarm from the ceiling. Plopped out the dang battery too. (To play it safe I turned off the breaker to the alarm first because it’s hardwired {which does not stop beeping}) I am sane (as much as I can be) again!

Nik

Well that’s a relief, at least! =)

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Janefan

Its probably not defective, just needs to be reset. Ours does this too. Try this (or google how to reset your exact brand/type, if you know it.) http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/35905/Ive_replaced_the_batteries_but_my_smoke_detector_wont_stop_beeping

Indigobloom

oh dear poor Bonnie! you must be a little twitchy by now :s

Bonnie

Day 2 waiting for the son-in-law, slept with a pillow over my ears! Went out to Happy Lucky’s to tea this afternoon with my granddaughter Schey to get away from the beep, beep, beep!

Bonnie

Thanks Janfan!

Nik

“beeping beautiful tea” – lol! Aww, poor Bonnie, hope the SIL has come ‘n’ gone by now! =)

Bonnie

Nope Nik, I climbed up on the coffee table (One thing that is solid wood!!!) got a rubber gripper from the kitchen and reached high enough to open the battery door without removing the whole alarm from the ceiling. Plopped out the dang battery too. (To play it safe I turned off the breaker to the alarm first because it’s hardwired {which does not stop beeping}) I am sane (as much as I can be) again!

Nik

Well that’s a relief, at least! =)

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Colorado Grandma
http://www.teaandincense.com
Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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