John got up around 4:30 this morning. I assumed he was just getting up to go to the bathroom. I certainly didn’t hear anything, but I did wake up. I heard a strange sort of beep when he closed the door, but I assumed it was the hinges. I heard it again when he came back out. So, definitely hinges, right? But not your normal hinge noise. I blinked and realized that John was now in the room across the hall with the light on, and the noise was getting louder (or maybe I was just more awake).
Sleepy and confused me: “What is that? What’s going on?”
Wide awake and thoroughly irritated John: “It’s the smoke alarm. It’s not hooked up to anything, and I’ve removed the battery, but it won’t stop beeping.”
It was our very own re-enactment of a Friends episode. Except I’m pretty sure John just replaced the battery and came to bed. I think. I didn’t ask.