Exciting evening before Tday, when I went to use my phone and it was gone. Massive search of the house for a couple of hours, for my only phone communication form, yielded nothing. Emailed son explaining not to expect early a.m. text in case I hadn't found the phone. Hadn't even left the house, but I'd done a ton of things, on all three floors. Searched every single drawer, every piece of folded laundry, all the prepped food, bathrooms, cupboards, art supplies, even riffled through the groundcover near the front door, in the sleet, in case when I threw out my tea leaves the phone sailed with them... Finally gave up and decided to go to bed, all disgruntled. And when I undressed found my phone....in the inside of my pant cuff! no way of guessing how it got there from the little pouch around my neck it usually lives in. Then I was overcome with falling-down-laughing at having
carried the phone around with me for all the hours I spent searching for it.
Then I did get to bed, and was promptly woken by smoke alarm chirping every couple of minutes. Had to get up, and it being way too wrong a time to ask neighbor to climb up and replace the battery, did so myself, climbing bravely up a set of steps placed at the head of the stairs,
and actually managing to get the little door open and the battery replaced
without actually being able to see it properly, wrong angle for my specs. Then figuring it was about midnight and realizing I'd forgotten my night decongestant, took a pill and went to bed, then noticed it was 5 a.m. So that made it impossible to get up for a few hours, this stuff rendering me practically comatose... Up then finally, and glad most of the meal prep was done yesterday! looking forward son's early afternoon arrival. Snowing gently, very unusual for us at Tgiving.
Wonderful Tday with Handsome Son. All the food went over very well, and a large plateful all set up went home with HS for today's post Tday meal for him. And he left me some of the pumpkin pie and cheese and crackers. All very happy. Except for one minor excitement: in the middle of things, a sudden CHIRP! OMG, it started again, but this time good old HS with better directional hearing than I tracked it down to the CO alarm, changed the batteries and blessedly it went quiet. Enough excitement from alarms. But why it should go off so soon after the other may only be a coincidence. I remember the last time we had a CO chirp event, after a couple of chirps from it, ALL the smoke detectors began to chirp, even though they're not connected with the CO at all.
I wonder if there's some sympathetic vibrations between computer chips,
since the same chip seems to be used in all these alarms, that starts them up in a chorus. Or they have ambitions to be crickets in a future life...and I wonder why the chirping typically starts up in the evening and into the night. Well, after all the lovely day and the excitement and lack of sleep yesterday, I slept in today and woke feeling very rested, two hours later than usual.
And had a nice postTday breakfast
And found a nice flock of emails in my box from freecyclers wishing me for the holiday and reminding me of the transactions we'd done! bonus there.
Memo to self: put batteries on shopping list, all kinds.
Also check why my fonts keep changing in size without my asking them. Perhaps a sympathetic vibration with the alarms.