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Posted on 04/10/2012 8:08:12 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper
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Today’s been a day worth living; I learned something.
Oooh, are you naive. She was the one who was prepared and knew just what would happen when she staged the fire. Woo Hoo! No pants! Cheap thrill!!!
Now I know who to call. Just this afternoon, I nearly had a kitchen stove fire. I’d taken the cover off to clean the clock and ZAP!!! It even blew the breaker. The worst part was thinking how to pay for a new stove. Knock on wood, all is fine... so far.
I know where the fire extinguisher is and it’s covered in cobwebs. Out here, the house would be smoldering ashes by the time the FD got here. The two house fires around here were total loses. The only reason to call is to protect the neighbors.
And generally, it's just that easy. If you have the training. And the mindset to use it when stuff happens.
Some folks don't have the training. Some folks don't have the mindset. They panic. Things get worse.
Preparation and training help.
I'm with you on the adrenal rush. Fortunately, I only have one kidney and associated gland, so it doesn't hit as hard as when I was younger and whole.
It's good to learn. And I have so much to learn.
Baking soda has always been beside the stove. That was also Lesson #1 for my 4-H kids.
She was so frazzled that she missed it. I could have been wearing a tutu for all she knew. ;)
She told me later of her disappointment. And I explained that since I hadn't starched and ironed my wrinkled self, she didn't miss anything but the projectile vomiting.
At least you weren’t wearing a dress.
Many years ago , I had a fire in my dishwasher.
Electrical fire in the motor.
Husband told me to call 911. I did.
Then he told me to go pull the main power switch to the whole house.
It was out by the time I got out of the basement.
He used plain water.
No electricity, it’s just a plain fire.
Fire dept showed up.. Pulled it out...cut all the wires, trampled mud all over the house.
I wasn’t even late for work.
I still wash dishes by hand 98% of the time.
That's why for formal evening wear, I always go with strapless and wear flats. I'm tall enough not to need heels. ;)
Last night of course, was casual night. Very casual. Besides, it helps to air things out.
She was already an ex at the time.
Would you move next door to be and be my neighbor? I will bake you cookies!
YAY! about 12 years ago, I had a fire in a gas drier. I got everyone out of the house (catz in pillowcases, small child crying hysterically), and used 4 extinguishers on it. The then-current ex-wife had called 911 the instant I yelled "fire, fire, fire, this is not a drill", and the fire guys were there about the time that I used up the last extingusher.
Ex had shut off the gas to the house with the tool chained to the meter (per the fire drills), and the fire guys just picked up the dryer and walked it right out. Electrical and gas connections be darned. There was some cutting, but no disconnecting with tools.
But that's what needed to happen.
And then we had a lesson on not dropping dryer lint behind the dryer.
“Just an interesting situation last night where I happened to have all the right gear to keep a bad situation from getting worse, and then to deal with the aftermath.”
OUTSTANDING. Thanks for sharing the story. A lesson to us all. Sit back, THINK, and try to figure out what may happen next. And then be prepared for it. It’s really not that expensive (unless you insist on having air conditioning through a power failure, for example) and a lot of people may be VERY HAPPY that you took that time to prepare.
“When I was in the service, I always said when got out I would never stand in another line. My main reason for prepping is to not have to stand in a soup line”
Pretty much what I’ve been saying FOR YEARS (now) on this site. The reason to prep might not be to just kill off the zombies, but rather to be comfortable while others are starving and scrounging.
A friend of mine lost her house to a dryer fire.
I’ve learned to love line drying and it’s way cheaper too.
LOL.. Sounds like it was less than an amicable parting.
Why I prepare?
Smooches. Nice work. Thanks for the reminders.
I seem to recall you asking where your pants were on a previous occasion.
post 12 and 22 and 25. =)
Glad you and your daughter are okay.
i mean neighbor.
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