Apr 19, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Today marks two blissful years of marriage. To commemorate the event we took a weekend getaway to Little Rock, Arkansas. While not a 5 star getaway, it was a very relaxing and fun weekend. We made it back to town aroun 1 pm and had a wonderful afternoon and evening hanging around hte house and patio listening to live music at Huey's Anniversary party a block away.

However, things took a turn for the worse around 12:45 this morning. The house alarm went off. Our house came with an alarm system from a previous owner. We have not activated it, but it beeps anytime a door or window opens. That is enough security for me... that and we have a very large, ferocious dog. So when we were awakened in the middle of the night by constant beeping for an alarm we don't know anything about, we were a bit muddled to say the least.

Bryan was the first to realize what was going on. I just thought it was beeping like when you come in to an armed house and believe I mumbled something about just hitting the button before becoming cognizant of what was actually happening. After Bryan being out of bed messing with it for a few minutes and the sustained beeping, I decided it was time to see what was going on.

For a good forty-five minutes I hit "Bypass" every 8 seconds while Bryan did his best to figure out what the hell was going on and how to stop the constant beeping before both ended up in a sanitorium.

Finally, after 45 minutes of confusion and frustration it stopped. Neither of us has a clue why or how, but it did and that was enough for us. Until exactly an hour later... just as I was finally beginning to fall back into a peaceful slumber, the beeping. Oh, the beeping! Bryan jumped up and hit the button. Peace was among us again. Until exactly an hour later! I'm not sure how long this went on, but around 4 something it decided to begin beeping every 5 minutes. Bryan left me for the couch so as not to disturb me when he jumped up. Somehow at this point the beeping didn't disturb me so much. I guess after 4 hours one becomes immune to constant beeping. Who knew? Probably some poor tortured prisoner. Around 5 or so, the beeping stopped. For what we hope is good.

To celebrate our actual anniversary our plans include sleeping. Going to bed early and sleeping. Not quite as exciting as Boston or the wedding, but we look forward to it very much.

UPDATE: The above was written while at work. When I got to my front door I could hear the beeping already. My way of dealing with it until the husband got home was sitting out back where I could barely hear it. While talking to said husband he convinced me to try a combination of buttons which immedately set off the alarm alarm and a steady beep. Bosco, my guard dog, and I are sitting out front now making sure the police don't show up or something. Please send help! Constant beep + alarm is NOT FUN!