This episode of Friends, season 7 was top of mind for me last night. I was alone, as Scott is traveling and I was exhausted when I tumbled into bed at 10:30PM. Here is how the night went down…..
10:30PM–Go to bed and fall asleep about 30 minutes later.
1:30AM–I am awoken abruptly but unsure why. Get up to look around and find nothing.
2:30AM–I am awoken abruptly again, this time I hear a beep. I groggily remember the last time this happened it was the CO meter needing a new battery. I work to disengage it (such a noisy process and Z wakes up) and take the battery out. I head back to bed.
3:30AM–Just as I am falling asleep the horrid beep is heard AGAIN!?!?! This time I realize it was not the CO meter but the smoke alarm. I head downstairs to search for batteries and find nothing. I then take the battery out and I am greeted with a series of beeps (this wakes up Z again). I run downstairs and grab the battery from the CO meter and place it in the smoke alarm. All is quiet……
4:30AM–I toss and turn while waiting for that piercing beep to go off again. Snow is falling outside my window, why is snow falling in November?!?! I then fall asleep, realizing that I have ended it for now.
5:30AM–“Mommy I’m scared!” It is not the horrid beep but a wee child who says she is scared of the dark. I tell her it is night and she runs back to bed. On her way she turns on EVERY light in her path. I am forced to get up and shut off some lights and shut doors so that Z and I are not disturbed.
7:11 AM–Z and C run in to wake me up and let me know there is snow on the ground. I roll over EXHAUSTED and let them know that we need to go and get batteries today. From now on, I am following the Change Your Batteries in your Smoke/CO Alarms Day on Day Light Savings Day.