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26 May 2008 @ 08:19 am
If you see my mind, would you shoo it back over here? Thanks.  
This is the beepingest house I've ever been in.  Everything beeps.  EVERYTHING!

For the first couple of weeks, it really unnerved me, and I would go from room to room, checking things out.  For example.  There's an alarm on the refrigerator, that beeps when someone doesn't close the door.  Both the washer and dryer beep when there's a problem or they've finished their cycle.  The oven timer chimes, and continues to chime once a minute until you turn it off.  The microwave beeps until you press cancel.  The fire alarms are OH MY GOODNESS loud, and the coffeemaker beeps when it finishes brewing its carafe and when the burner goes off.  I'm not even counting all of the boy's toys that make some sort of goshawful noise.  Plus the noise of phones and missed calls on my cell phone and trillian and google chat on a daily basis...

But something is beeping this morning, and I can't figure out where it's coming from.  I don't recognize the beep, and I can't distinguish where it's source is exactly.  It goes off about once an hour;  I feel like I'm going out of my ever-loving mind.  It's as if someone is watching me, nudging their friend going, "Watch this, man.  Watch what she does when I push this button."

*shakes fist at imaginary, invisible men*  I don't think it's funny!


And Aaron was waiting for his toast to pop up, and made an observation.

Aaron.  There's dust on this picture.

Ethan. (Scoffs) Where isn't there dust?

Guess who gave the little darlings dustcloths and told them to remedy the situation?  That's right.  Me.  Mumzilla.  In my defense, this is the Texas panhandle.  I could dust one day and it would look like I hadn't done a thing three days later.  However, that is what you get when you criticize my cleaning prowess.  :D

And if you are making it beep in my house, stop please.  The voices in my head simply can't take it.  ;)
I feel:: nuts
I hear:: Lego Star Wars on the X- Box
O Demanding One: Express: Smiteheyurs on May 26th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)

HAHAHA! Your very own little mini-dusters! I think it's great! ;)

Oh dear. I do hope you figure it out. That is very annoying, indeed. o.O

*smites the invisible antagonizers* X)

Carrie Leigh: evil laughcarrie_leigh on May 26th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
Aw, you smited my imaginary enemies! Thanks, you're sweet.

And yup, the'yre merrily dusting away. Still too young to think that it's punishment!
O Demanding One: Express: Grin X)  Snoopyheyurs on May 26th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)

hehe! Yes, I do imaginary, too. ;)

I love it when they're at that age. Mine is 13 and it doesn't work anymore. *sigh*

I'm just me: emo hugsairmidm on May 26th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
Hee! Can your boys come here and dust for me? My heathens seem to be allergic to anything remotely helpful...like cleaning and packing... *sigh*

Ohh I hope you figure out the beep! I remember a nine hour car drive with a toy beeping that we couldn't get to since we were moving. *headdesk*
Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on May 27th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I send them right over! ;)
Elle Blessingway: Oinkelle_blessing on May 26th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hee! Not only is the beep driving you crazy, but the people in your head too? XDXD

I feel the need to share my 'beep' story, that wasn't really a beep.

When I first got my computer, not long after I'd downloaded all this cool stuff on it, every night at 8 o'clock, it would howl. YES, howl. Like a wolf. I srsly thought something was living in my computer. IT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO HOWL AT ME WHEN I'M HOME ALONE >.> Anyways, it took me weeks to figure out that if my Mac-friendly bittorrent downloader was on at 8 o'clock at night, it howled for some reason. So, no matter if I'm downloading something or not, I always turn it off so that my computer does not talk to me.

I mean, I've already got enough people that talk to me that no one else can see >.>
Carrie Leigh: Muttleycarrie_leigh on May 27th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
I should be grateful that it isn't a howl. *nods*
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on May 27th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
One more 'beep' story b/c it just occurred to me and actually involves a beep. :D

Last summer, my sister came home and no one was here. She was 18 years old at the time. She came inside the house and it was beeping.

Everyone knows that when the batteries in a fire alarm about to die, the whole thing beeps to let you know that the batteries need changing.

Well, my sister had never heard such beeping before and didn't know this. So she comes in the house and her first thought is "OMG! The house is beeping! It's going to blow up!'

She retrieves the two dogs (both teacup poodles) from their pen in the garage and gets in her little 1985 CRX and drives ... to the top of the driveway. There's a parking spot there and she sits in that parking spot, in her car, with a dog beneath each arm.

Mind you, if the house was actually going to blow up, she's in the blast radius.

She doesn't call anyone with her concerns and proceeds to sit in the car for 45 minutes. My father finally comes home and as he's driving down the driveway, she gets out of her car and runs down the driveway with a dog beneath each arm, yelling at him to not go in the house because it's going to blow up.

Needless to say, she will NEVER live this down. And yes, she was 18 at the time this story took place. :D

An ode to the ever elusive beep XD
Comic Book Goddess: Pigpenrainpuddle13 on May 26th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Ah, the price of progress. Machines and electronics are smarter, yet in that process are more annoying. You have my deepest sympathies.

And that'll learn the boys to comment about the housekeeping... *snicker*
Carrie Leigh: Dean handcarrie_leigh on May 27th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
I still can't figure out what the beep was.
maureen: Slytherin Dangerousmaureen on May 26th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
The beeping would drive me insane as well. I'd end up smashing everything that beeped with a hammer. Well, except the coffee pot. A girl has to have her priorities straight.
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on May 27th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Perish the thought!
shady121 on May 26th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Could it be a CO2 thing?I know some security systems start beeping if a door isn't closed one hundred percent
Carrie Leigh: boys in books are bettercarrie_leigh on May 27th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
I have no idea. Still. :/
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Tim - Sunlightjandjsalmon on May 26th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
*snickers* Can they come dust here? It seems I'm dusting ALL the time!

And boohiss! on the beeping. Have you figured out what it is yet?
Carrie Leigh: Evil will triumphcarrie_leigh on May 27th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)

As soon as Nolan got up, it stopped.

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Elphabajandjsalmon on May 27th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
I bet he didn't believe you either, eh? *giggles*
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on May 26th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
By this age you'd think they'd have learned not to mention dust... *sniggers*

I've had unidentified beeping in the house too. It took me a week (and my sanity) to find the beeper (the allegedly lost ryobi comb).
Carrie Leigh: Dean handcarrie_leigh on May 27th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
I still don't know what it was. It did stop, though.
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on May 27th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
At least it stopped :)