Cartoon man testing smoke detectorWith Daylight Savings ending, checking the batteries in our smoke detectors ended up on my Honey-Do list.  “You just have to look up and check them,” my wife explained.  Riiiight, I said.  This is me we’re talking about. There is no “just look up at the ceiling” for me.

Belay specs to the rescue! The prism glasses are designed for rock climbing, but they were perfect for working on smoke detectors.  I stood on a step stool and found I could read “open – close” and “press to test” without tilting my head back. After a few moments of coordinating my brain and hands with what my eyes were seeing, I was able to open each smoke detector and replace the 9v battery. Success!