Had an interesting experience last night with a smoke detector beeping in our bedroom. Of course it had to be that one way up near the highest ceiling in the house which required a ladder to get to. At first I did not know where the beeping was and it was only occassional. In fact, I tried to tune it out, but after awhile, I had to step out of denial and admit that I had a smoke detector beeping somewhere in the house. Next, after coming out of denial, I had to do an inventory and identify the source of the beep. At this point, I realized it was probably the battery needing replacement, but just because I figure this out did not stop the beeping! In fact, even when I got the new battery in place and started to climb down the ladder, the beeping continued. I finally decided to push this button that actually set off an ear piercing alarm, far more annoying than a beep. Once things quieted down, however, there was silence! No more annoying beeps and no more sound offs. I would have pushed that button a lot sooner, but I had been afraid that it may set off that alarm and that it wouldn’t stop. In actuality, my fear was greater than the reality. I still don’t totally understand smoke detectors and alarms, but I do think I figured this out: Sometimes it is those annoying continuing beeps in life that can drive you crazy; most of the time what you fear is not as great as you think it is; the solution may involve more pain before it gets better (but it is worth it); and even after you have located the problem and found the solution, you still have to set the reset button to gain your serenity back!