This week a deadly blaze in NYC claimed the life of 8 children and 1 adult.
And so I’m joining the ranks of those who are taking the opportunity to remind you when you set your clocks ahead tonight, please change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
I’ve seen first hand the damage that fire can do. I won’t quickly forget the night that Kevin was called out to something that sounded minor, and hours and hours later still hadn’t come home. Only because the fire department was already out did they see the fire in its early stages. It destroyed a business, but not before they’d managed to rescue the business documents from the office. Kevin said he was picking up boxes that were on fire and putting the flames out as he removed them from the building.
Of course, I blogged about that back in the summer.
Want to read another account of a fire and see some amazing photos? Drop by Gabriele’s and read about the recent fire she witnessed.
My grandmother Shaughnessy died in a house fire. Taking a few moments to replace the batteries could make the difference between life and death. Don't think it couldn't happen to you.
And in other news...
It’s about time those who publish stuff under the umbrella of journalism who fabricate their stories started to pay damages. Maybe journalists will think twice before they jump the gun and start jumping to conclusions without checking their facts. Good for Kate.
Keep your shorts on. Alberta’s booming economy blamed for an outbreak of syphilis. Bet that 15 year old had fun explaining this one at home, but really, it’s no laughing matter.