Hard to share this story. What happened last night would not have been funny at all without these three things:
1. Jason was out of town.
2. It was after midnight.
3. I am not supposed to be picking up anything over 20 lbs.
We found out the hard way that one of our fire alarms needed a new battery. It started it's little beeping noise every 20 seconds about 12:30 am. It woke my mom and me up, and we just hoped that it wouldn't bother Zach. My mom had been up with Zach since 5 am yesterday morning, so I knew we had to fix this thing!
Half asleep and delirious, I called Jason and he was actually a big help. The main problem was that the alarm beeping was in the study in the highest part of the room. I'm thinking, "HOW in the heck are we going to get up there?!" I really thought we were just going to be up all night listening to the beep...beep...beep. I just prayed that Jesus would help us!
After Jason explained what to do with the battery, he told me to get the ladder out of the garage. So my mom and I stumbled into the garage. Now I'm wondering how my mom is going to haul this huge painting ladder BY HERSELF through our house all the way to the study to fix the battery. There's just no way.
So I took the lightest part that I could and we both maneuvered the ladder through the house into the study. It was a miracle we did this without breaking anything or waking up Zach. We make it the study only to discover that Jason's desk needed to be moved about one inch for the ladder to fit. Good grief.
We moved the desk, changed the battery, and finally went back to bed at 1:15 am. My back did hurt this morning though. Not good, but what choice did I have!?
Jason is still very impressed by the both of us. It's great!
These pictures do not do us justice. Notice the little circle in the top of the picture!? That's the alarm.