Saturday, October 29, 2011

Things that go "boop" in the night

by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett

Several nights this week I've been awakened in the dead of night by an annoying "boop!"  Since we turn our heat down at night, and the floors are cold, I wasn't thrilled to get up and investigate where this noise came from the first time I heard it.  (One thing I knew, it wasn't a cute little cartoon character.)

"I'll fall back to sleep any minute now," I told myself.  But every time I almost did -- I'd hear that "boop!" again.

It wasn't the smoke or carbon monoxide detectors--they "chirp."  No, this was an electric "boop."

Finally I couldn't stand it, and figured it had to be one of our cell phones.  Well, since I hardly ever turn mine on, it had to be Mr. L's phone.

It was.

So I searched until I found it across the hall in the guest room.  (That's a pretty noisy "boop!")  Next up, find the charger.  That was in the junk drawer in the kitchen.  Once the thing was plugged in and sucking juice, it was as contented as a newborn with a bottle.

What's awakened you lately?