Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The skunk and the Smoke Alarm

Zelda is quite under the weather lately. Truth is, she's been overworking herself over the Christmas holiday trying to make it a nice one for the kids.

Because of that, she started a story that I guess I should fill everyone in on.

Last week, I decided to leave the window to our bedroom open because it was going to be a cool, yet not too cold night. Around 2:30 am, a loud high pitched buzzing went off. Zelda woke up and slapped her alarm a couple of times before it stopped. She commented, "That's weird, my alarm never sounded like that before." I noticed there was a faint yet obvious scent of sulfur in the room, but was too tired to care.

We went back to sleep. 45 minutes later, the same high pitched buzzing went off. Zelda again slapped her alarm several times before the buzzing stopped. I told her to unplug the fucking thing and I would get her a new one the following day.

We went back to sleep. 30 minutes later, the same high went off AGAIN! Her alarm was unplugged. Then it hit me. It's either a poltergeist hell bent on pissing us off, or it was the smoke alarm. At this time, the scent of skunk somewhere in the neighborhood was OBVIOUSLY permeating through our room. I instantly closed the window and was desparately looking for air fresheners.

We had no idea that skunk "funk" could set off smoke alarms. Has anyone heard of such a thing? We actually stayed up a couple more hours just looking for information on that. No luck.