I know you're out there, and that you're smarter than me (it's a pretty safe bet). OK. It's 5:30 in the morning, and I have not slept ONE WINK all night. Why? Because MY DOORBELL KEEPS RINGING. Oh, sorry, didn't mean to yell, it's just that I'M SLEEPY AND CRANKY. Whoops, there I go again. Pardon. My daughter's room is upstairs, so she's not being disturbed by the bell. My husband takes an astonishing array of medications that knock him OUT at night (he's bipolar, and manages it very well with medication), so he isn't even waking up. But me? I am jolted upright, pulse racing, every few minutes by the DING-DONG of the doorbell! Sometimes it's just the "DING" and other times it's just the "DONG" and other times it's the whole thing. Make your own crude jokes; you know you want to. This started about 3 nights ago, when we were in the midst of the Gustav-delivered torrential rains that lasted for days on end. All I can figure is that the malfunctioning of the doorbell has something to do with moisture. Like maybe water got in there, or even extreme humidity that formed condensation...whatever, something like that, and the water is completing a circuit between the dinger and the donger or however doorbells work. Does anyone understand what I'm getting at? Anyway, we just can't afford to have an electrician out to look at the stupid doorbell. What can I do? If I unscrew the cover and pull out the guts, will I be able to see if anything's amiss, or will I just shock myself into brain-damage? (SHUT UP, everyone who's asking, "Brain damage? How will you tell the difference?" ) Can I do something to silence the actual chime, apart from the doorbell button? Someone, please, help me. As you can tell from my rambling here and my feverish posting all night long tonight, I'm slowly losing it. More of it. Oh, you know what I mean. P.S. This random doorbell ringing only starts happening after about 1-2:00 AM, and continues until the sun is up. ??????