No firemen yet. This is upsetting Little Fish, who is convinced they will turn up in what she insists on calling a "Nee Naw". It's upsetting me too; the beeping stopped at around 4PM yesterday, and I breathed a sigh of relief. I climbed into bed at a nice civilised 9.30, and as I turned off my light at 10, the alarm started its merry tune once more. And so it goes on. We escaped for a brief while this morning; our cleaner promised to open the door if they arrived, so we nipped out to do some of our necessaries. And now we're home, and tired here once again until they choose to turn up.
I do understand this isn't an emergency. Things on fire, people trapped, road traffic accidents, even cats up trees, far more important than one small smoke alarm chip chip chipping away in one little flat in one corner of the town. But the fire service insisted we had this rather than the battery replaceable one, and rather than a mains-wired one. They chose it, they supplied it, they fitted it. And if they don't send someone round to silence it soon, I might just be forced to set fire to it. Would that make it more of a priority, do you think?