Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Recovery underway

Last night the thermometer bottomed out at 36 degrees, but with a full blue sky and lots of sunshine we are already at 69 degrees this morning and moving up. It looks like we might enjoy a few nice days in a row.

Last night I had an warning alarm go off that woke me out of a sound sleep. In my disoriented post sleep state  it took me a minute to figure which of the three alarms inside Mel was making the racket. It was finally determined that it was the carbon monoxide monitor that was making the ruckus. One rather loud beep about every ten seconds. Does this mean we have a carbon monoxide problem, well actually no. Reading the information on the unit itself a single beep every ten seconds is a warning that the unit itself has worn out and needs to be replaced. So the battery was pulled to shut off the noise and this morning a new unit was ordered. My question is if the unit is smart enough to tell me that it needs to be replace why isn't it smart enough to know it's the middle of the night and wait to give the alarm in the morning?

This afternoon I intend to venture out and stretch my legs and soak up some of the sunshine which sounds like a good way to enjoy the good life.


  1. John,
    In order for the carbon monoxide alarm to go off in the daylight hours you must make sure the unit is manufactured on first shift. You may have an alarm that was manufactured on third shift.
    Happy Motoring

  2. Thanks Big Mike, I have requested my new one be manufactured on the first shift.

  3. That must have been quite a shock to your human system. I hate when that happens.
    Glad it wasn't a carbon leak though

  4. Hey Jo, you can bet I was pretty glad it wasn't CO2. To wake up dead would be a real downer.

  5. I never knew carbon monoxide alarms beeped to tell you they needed to be replaced, lol, technology!!

    Glad it was a false alarm though.

  6. Apparently CO alarms last 4 to 5 years. A false alarm is healthiest.


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