Just trying to organize everything, and spent this weekend emptying out the pantry and trying to make my kitchen more user friendly and it occurs to me that I have both too much stuff and probably not the stuff I should have. Like, I don't have a first aid kit nor do I really have a supply of candles or a flashlight in case the power goes out. (Of course the power has never gone out in our apartment for longer than 20 minutes since we moved in nearly 20 years ago.) But when I tried to google the things a person should have I got lists of things like, "real linen napkins" and "art that isn't posters taped to the wall" and WTF kind of advice is that? Also, none of the questions I have now were even remotely close to being covered in home economics class in High School.
And you know what else I'm bad at? Light bulbs. Either that or our electric in our apartment sucks and keeps surging because we go through light bulbs way to frequently to be normal. Plus I'm bad at choosing the right wattage.
Fire extinguisher is always a necessity. Especially in or near the kitchen. And fire alarm. Another good rule of thumb is to change your fire alarm batteries with the change of every season. They probably won't need it, but you will sleep better at night if you do this.
Forgot to add, I say this because when I was 2 months old my parent's house burned down and the when I was around 6 my next door neighbors house burned down in the middle of the night. I watched it from my bedroom window. What was the common denominator? No fire alarm.
I do have a fire extinguisher. But my smoke alarms haven't had the batteries changed in a while. Mostly because the one in the kitchen goes off every time I drain pasta and it's super annoying. I think it needs to be moved or something. But they're on my check list of things to get straightened out. I'm a little paranoid about fire actually...
Um... everything? The house I'm in was built in the 40s, I'm pretty sure. So it's nearing 70 years old... I know the wiring is a joke. Previous owner did everything on the cheap and current landlord is definitely wait until it's really broke before fixing it kind of guy. I really need to move.
Lord Loser: I see you found a new shoutbox...
Nov 25, 2019 14:44:31 GMT -5
ctheokas: What the fork is this!?!
Nov 25, 2019 15:10:54 GMT -5
Lord Loser: There's no need to shout... erm... waitaminute...
Nov 25, 2019 15:59:41 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I forget why I shut it off previously.
Nov 25, 2019 17:45:29 GMT -5
Lord Loser: IIRC... there was an upgrade, new board didn't have it..
Nov 25, 2019 19:29:27 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I think it was me who turned it off. Were the spambots getting to it? Because it's just a box I check off on the forums setting page.
Nov 27, 2019 10:06:06 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I know I had it on trying to get all the people who used to chat on Shield.TV (which is gone) and Whedonesque (which is shut down) but had no real way of getting their attention.
Nov 27, 2019 10:07:01 GMT -5
ctheokas: Happy Thanksgiving, you weirdos.
Nov 28, 2019 11:02:19 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy Small Business Saturday. ;P
Nov 30, 2019 13:47:30 GMT -5
ctheokas: WHY ISN'T ANYONE SHOUTING ON THIS THING!?!
Dec 21, 2019 9:14:11 GMT -5
Lord Loser: Have a good one ya bunch of weirdos...
Dec 24, 2019 19:38:04 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy New Year!
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