Which led to – Detectors? Do we even have more than one?
Didn’t I read somewhere that they only last eight to ten years?
OMG this forty year old wooden thing is probably going to burn to the ground in our
And then I was out. Just like that.
So Honey dutifully headed out today a purchased new smoke detectors for each floor of the house. We only had ONE in our three story house (including the basement) and had no idea how long it had been here. We bought one with a carbon monoxide detector to replace the old one in the upstairs bedroom hallway. And we installed new ones on the main level and in the basement. (And by “we” I totally mean “he.”)
I thought this was a good article about smoke alarm types and placements. After a little research, we went with the slightly more expensive options that have a built in 10-year battery life. And, as if y’all aren’t already bored to tears, I’m going to go ahead and over-share and let y’all know that we also keep a fire extinguisher in our kitchen and garage, and a fire escape ladder under the bed in our master in the event that we weren’t able to use the stairs.
So now y’all know the sort of things that keep me up at night. Thankfully, the topic is usually much lighter – ie. should I shower in the morning or try a new furniture arrangement in the living room.
Now, I’ve got to go throw our lasagna in the oven and get ready for GaMe NiGhT before the Downton Abbey premiere!!!