It's been a rough few weeks with my cold. Haven't been sleeping very well at all. So, I was not happy when the smoke alarm went off in our room at 2am.
It was cold (-20 F). It was the middle of the night. There was no fire.
Needless to say, I was busy cursing the detector as hubby ripped it off the wall and disconnected it. I felt the fates were against me ever getting a good night's sleep ever again.
Hubby wanted to give the house a good going over, curious about why a hard-wired detector would go off the in the calm and dark of night.
A quick check of the house discovered that the furnace was off. Holy moly, the furnace was off.
At this point we were both a bit stunned because we have three carbon monoxide detectors in the house. It would've been understandable if one of those had gone off since we have gas heat and with the furnace off or malfunctioning, carbon monoxide could've become a problem.
Fortunately, it seems a piece of debris had fallen right on the pilot light and hubby was able to get it started without too much trouble. It would've been awful to have slept until morning with temps that cold...there could've been some serious problems.
Despite all the commotion and noise, neither one of the kids woke up.
But why the smoke detector in our room?
Was that you, Guardian Angels?