February 29, 2008
Some background on the smoke alarm saga. When I first moved into this house, I knew that I was going to have to change the smoke alarm batteries. It had been noted during the house inspection and I had dutifully purchased new batteries. So, when my friend (who helped me move) and I heard the chirping, I thought that I was prepared. But, we couldn’t, couldn’t figure out how to replace the batteries. We tried everything, twist, turn, pull, nothing worked. In the end, we had to go to the store to find the same model and steal the instructions.