August 12, 2008

Let there be light.


Zombie Mom recently asked if Cayman has been keeping us up at night with his kittenish antics. In fact, Cayman has been the least of our worries. He has been a very good boy, aside from the fact that he bullies all of the other pets, including the dogs. One hundred and seventy combined pounds of canine are no match for three pounds of ferocious feline. Rawr!


Mine. All mine.


What does keep us up at night is our new ceiling fan and light. Like our old fixture, our new one is operated by remote control. Inside that remote control are DIP switches which control the frequency between the remote and the fan. The instructions recommend changing the DIP switches from the manufacturer's settings to avoid being on the same frequency as other remotes nearby. We have been on two different frequencies so far. Evidently, we have neighbours using those same frequencies, and they use them at all hours.


Voila, DIP switches.


We could be enjoying a perfectly good slumber when tadaaa! the overhead light would come on, or the fan would suddenly begin spinning at high speed. At first I would get up, hit the switch and go right back to bed. The more it happened, however, the more annoyed I became. It reached the point where I would wake up, stumble over to the wall and flip the switch several times. I would do this even if I was only awake because I had to pee. I don't know if I was turning a nearby light or TV on and off or if I was opening and closing a garage door, but it gave me great satisfaction to imagine my neighbours scratching their heads in bewilderment. Wake me up at night, will ya? Take that!


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Knock it off!
-Lady in Germany.

HAR said...

This would drive me insane.

Calamity Jen said...

I'm already there.

ryssee said...

I really did laugh out loud on this one. When I was growing up, my Godparents had one of the first cordless phones. Whenever it rang, the neighbor's garage door would open. HAHAHA!

Rob K said...

Maybe your house is possessed by the spirit of a mischievous kitty...

alan said...

Dare I suggest unplugging the remote module in your fan and giving your remote to Cayman to torment the neighbors?

:o)

alan

Zombie Mom said...

That is hilarious - in a I-don't-have-to-deal-with-it kind of way... it would make me batty.... I bet the critters enjoy additional face time with you...