Dear God Make it Stop!

“Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but is also a disruption of thought.” (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Damn! I hate it when that happens! What a crappy way to start the day.

How does one turn off a smoke alarm, anyway? And should they really be set to go off because one little piece of toast emits the smallest whisp of smoke? Why do they have to keep going for 15 freakin' minutes? And why does every alarm in the house have to go off?...

I have officially lost C# — my perfect pitch has been unalterably damaged by these blasted contraptions. It's been an hour and my ears are still ringing, and now I have a headache besides.

While the chaos was going on, the cat ran around squalling at me, the electricity went off in parts of the house, but not in others, and I had to have all the doors open, letting out all the heat that had accumulated overnight. I went to the garage and hauled in the ladder only to discover that the bastards are hardwired and cannot be unplugged. WTF?!

The only good news is that Romney pulled out. By my count, someone should have pulled out 61 years ago.

And now I will try to return to my earlier state of bliss.


  1. I'm sorry that horrible noise disturbed your bliss! How awful! :(

    I looked up hardwired smoke detectors, and there's nothing that can be done. They are hardwired into the electrical system and the battery is only a back-up. Evidently ours is either set on too sensitive a setting, or it's too close to the kitchen. We probably need to call over to the office to see if there's anything that can be done.

  2. It must be the setting then, because the one closest to the kitchen is at the end of the hall.

    We'll just add it to the list of other things that need to be looked at!



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