February 28, 2008
I was awoken this morning by a chirping signaling the weakening battery in the smoke alarm. I rolled over and ignored it, promising to change it when I was more awake. However, this plan was soon shattered by the alarm piercing throughout the house. After confirming there was indeed no fire, I admitted defeat and grabbed a replacement battery. I discovered that I wasn’t just dealing with a dead battery, but one leaking battery acid. Changing the battery was quite an ordeal, especially with battery acid running down my fingers. Well, I did need to get up early today anyway.