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The BEEP Goes On

The BEEP Goes On

It started just after 2 am this morning. There are times when I wake up for no apparent reason. Usually, I will say a prayer and settle back into peaceful slumber. I assumed it was one of those times. And then I heard it.


The last time this happened, also in the middle of the pre-dawn hours, I searched far and wide to discover the culprit.


The sound almost echoes through the house.


But I found it. It defiantly continued its high pitched announcement from my oldest son’s ceiling.


It is the fire/smoke detector which is hard wired into our electrical system.


It is not supposed to beep unless there is an actual issue.


But it does . . . every 15 seconds.

Now I am awake at 2 am trying to figure out what I should do.


All of the options, concerns and rants run through my head. Peaceful slumber hides in the corner covering its ears.


I manage to shut my eyes for a couple of hours of restless sleep . . . beep . . . interrupted by the high pitched noise coming from the other room.

Did I mention that the beep is HIGH PITCHED?

I get up at my regular time and start my day accompanied in all of my activities by that consistent BEEP.

It seems all will be lost – all of my sanity that is. And then I read a post from a friend on Facebook.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

The words muffled the beep and allowed my heart some peace. I just have to keep doing what I know to do. It may not be the easiest thing, the keeping doing part, but it is the only way to reach the destination.

For the record, the beep continues. I have sent a message to the contractor that completed the renovations on our home after the tornadoes. I hope he will be able to connect me with the electrician that did the original work.

I am also thinking that a day outside working might be my best plan yet.

No matter what, Javacia encouraged me with her words. I will keep doing what I know to do. I will continue in the pursuit. Even if the “beep” goes on.

Be blessed,


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