Monday 4 July 2011

Alarms & Excursions...

Last week an electrician spent ages replacing our old and installing new mains electric smoke/heat alarms. At 4am this morning they went off and it was a false alarm/malfunction. It took us 45 minutes en famile to get them to stop!!!!!!!!!!

Weather has been lovely here - girls have been to the beach with friends and yesterday we all went for a brief foray to Ikea to pick up two garden chairs. They are to replace the material foldy ones which rotted in the leaky garage. They were assembled with not to much beastliness and are most comfy! Hopefully some more al fresco painting today when I am fully awake!

Finally may I end with best wishes for an excellent 4th of July to all who are celebrating- enjoy!


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  2. Tradgardmastare,

    Our mains-powered fire alarms went off last week for apparently no reason. I managed to do an Internet search and found out that the cause was either dirt or hot weather. It turned out to be the latter, and the cure was to put a fan next to it for ten minutes ... and to remember to do this when we next get a 'heat wave'!

    Enjoy your holiday.

    All the best,


  3. I know the feeling of the alarms going off for no apparent reason. Our smoke alarms are very sensitive, a person smoking a cigarette could set them off. With my Mother forgetting she has food on the stove, I have no plans to change them. Mother can cook toast in the toaster and have it set to darken the bread and set the alarms off. With the sensitive alarms in the house, I can go for a day of gaming every 2 weeks.