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When the smoke alarm in your bedroom decides that 2am is the perfect time to alert you that it’s battery is low.
That’s the worst! I had one go off for no apparent reason once that woke me out of a dead sleep. I’ve never jumped out of bed or had my heart pounding so fast!
We once had our alarm system screaming in the middle of the night. I was expecting to be attacked. Read that as crapping my pants. I could not figure out the alarm code on the display. Turned out to be a low battery due to a blown fuse.
Nothing like having to walk down the stairs at 3 am wondering in a burglar is going to try to kill you.
The only good news is the alarm is on the same circuit as our chest freezer so I guess I don’t have to worry about losing a bunch of expensive meat….
I’ve always wondered what I would do if my home security alarm went off in the middle of the night as that would be utterly terrifying. Grab for the softball bat next to my bed, then hope my cell phone is on.
Have a boot knife under my mattress, and a Lousiville slugger next to my bedroom door. I am a sound sleeper, unless something like that happens. Storms, fire, whatever, I will sleep through. My door opening? WIDE AWAKE.
I currently have like… 5 softball bats within arm’s reach of my bed and another 20ish in my closet a few feet from the foot of my bed
And here’s a general tip, if you have a bat, a 9-iron or your foot; don’t bother aiming for the head, go for the knee! Much easier target. Then once they’re down, aim higher
I learned this in a self defense class. Hitting someone in the head is difficult, they’re moving around and can see the swing. Aiming for the knee is an easier hit and disables the attack. The other thing that was drummed into us, don’t hesitate.
What a bizarre turn of conversation!