The BEST Way to Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

We love our little house.  It feels really BIG to us even though I’m certain it’s one of the smaller houses in the neighborhood.  We’re small people so a small house works for us.

Even though the house is small, we have very TALL ceilings.  This is a problem for small people, especially when the smoke detector starts chirping for a new battery.

One of the other things we love about this house is our great neighbors.  Especially the really tall neighbors like Michael here.  He’s my 16-year-old six-foot, eight-inch (last time I checked) neighbor boy.  He gets an invitation over to our house about every six months when the smoke alarm tell us it’s time for him to pay us a visit. We can’t even touch the ceiling even if we were brave enough to climb that high on the latter.  It’s no problem for Michael though.

So why am I blogging about this?  Mainly because these pictures are so funny, but also as a public service to remind you to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.

You don’t have to wait until they start chirping to change the batteries. As new home owners, we bought the ladder Michael is standing on at 2 in the morning when a smoke detector started chirping every 90 seconds and we had no way to get to it.  If we’d been more proactive we could have taken care of it at a more convenient hour.

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3 Responses to The BEST Way to Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

  1. Christy Rees says:

    It’s a conspiracy. They wait until you’re sound asleep before they start chirping. Somehow they know…

  2. Emilee says:

    Hey. . .I like your new entertainment center!