Saturday, 6 December 2014

Fire engine on the drive!

This is a follow up to the previous post bewailing my efforts at shutting off a continuous bleep from a device high on a wall under an arch!

So far it had only started bleeping at night, so when this morning the squeak started up again I despaired for a little while! How could I stop the noise?

Fortunately someone had left a most useful comment on the last blog. She or he suggested that the fire brigade might come out to help an elderly woman. It was definitely worth a try.

Finding the number to call was a small hurdle compared to living with the squeak so I rang the fire brigade headquarters in Truro and explained that it wasn't a fire...just a noise.

She said, " Dont worry we'll sort it out for you" and they did. Three men arrived fully kitted out complete with a fire engine! I felt terrible for wasting their time but they cheerfully removed the battery from its high perch . At the same time whilst the fire engine sat in my drive the Tesco delivery van arrived and carried everything round the bright red engine with a grin from ear to ear. I took the stuff in through the front door whilst the fire men couldn't drive away. They were blocked in by Tesco!

It calmed down after that....a lone fireman arrived with a new battery, replaced the faulty one and smiled broadly all the time...

It's been a most exciting morning....and I now have a quiet house again....aren't our firemen wonderful!

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