We had quite the adventure last night. Around 7:00 just when we were just settling in, we heard a beeping. The Mister heard it downstairs and I heard it upstairs and we both swore it was the smoke detectors on our respective floors. We got out the ladders and examined each of them only making them beep more and more. It was a regular symphony of chirping and beeping all through the house.
After trying everything we knew to stop the noise, The Mister got in the car and went down to the hardware store right before it closed to get new batteries. At $12 a pack it was a small fortune to change all the batteries in all the detectors but we were desperate to get that beeping stopped. It was driving us crazy. After changing the batteries we waited and.......THE BEEPING STARTED AGAIN. We searched the house with flashlights thinking we might have a smoke detector somewhere we had forgotten about. Then........
I had unplugged it when I bought a new one last week and apparently it wasn't happy about being unplugged and was letting us know about it. That was the beeping we had originally heard before we got the smoke detectors all riled up by unplugging their batteries. They are apparently very testy about being bothered also. The really funny thing is that WE HAD THIS HAPPEN ONCE BEFORE. That very same detector was unplugged while we were painting a few years ago and we had gone through the same ridiculous scenario. You'd think we'd learn.
On a happier note, Monday's soap turned out very nicely. I don't want to jinx myself by getting too excited by it but I'm pleased with the colors and the Blackberry scent.
Yesterday's pour was another new to me fragrance that calls itself Aroma Therapy. It's very woodsy and herbal. I used half of the amount of fragrance I usually use in soap which is a quarter of what the fragrance formulators recommend. I also had too much fun with the colors but I'll have to wait until tomorrow to see if it's another win.