February 26, 2014
A few days ago my smoke detector went off in the morning, and kept doing so off and on for maybe half an hour, then stopped.
This morning it woke me at about 6:30 and it's been intermittently going off ever since. I suppose I should mention that there wasn't any smoke or anything like that, either time. (No, I don't smoke cigarettes or anything else.)
I got fed up with the damned thing and called the office, and the handyman came and replaced it about noon.
When he took the old one off, it was crawling with ants. I guess some of them got inside it and interfered with the detector gap.
I hope the new one isn't vulnerable to ants that way.
UPDATE: I haven't seen any ants in my apartment, which is why this was such a surprise.
Posted by: Siergen at February 26, 2014 01:34 PM (c2+vA)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 26, 2014 02:10 PM (+rSRq)
If we hear stories about the 7th Infantry Division dispatching the 2d Infantry Division brigades under its' command across state lines, we will know why.
Posted by: cxt217 at February 26, 2014 04:09 PM (OdrvA)
Posted by: RickC at February 26, 2014 05:23 PM (swpgw)
We don't get fire ants, either. And I've never seen a cockroach here. Combination of "Too far North" and "Too wet".
Plus, the Willamette Valley is one of the few places on Earth which has no poisonous animals. (Rattlesnakes don't live here, either.)
On the other hand, what we do get a lot of is slugs. All over the place. And yellowjackets. I really hate yellowjackets.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 26, 2014 05:31 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: RickC at February 26, 2014 06:27 PM (swpgw)
Posted by: Mauser at February 27, 2014 02:52 AM (TJ7ih)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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