Why do smoke detectors ALWAYS go out at night? Just once, couldn't the battery die at two in the afternoon instead of when I want to sleep? At least this time it was right before I went to sleep instead of at 3:00am.
Just as I was getting in bed tonight, BEEP! I thought, please don't let that be what I think it is. About a minute later, BEEP! So, out of bed, slip on shoes, go get the ladder from the garage, wait for another BEEP to determine which battery is bad. Of course, it has to be one of the highest smoke detectors on the vaulted ceiling. I HATE getting up on the ladder when no other adult is here. I envision falling off and breaking my back. Tonight I find myself climbing up when no one else is even awake. But I did it! Battery replaced. No catastrophies and no more BEEP!