Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend so far and taking a break from laboring. I'm just doing a quick fly by post to share my August TUSAL. You can see that Christmas Rules has been my focus with those reds and greens towards the top.
This morning I woke up at 5am because I heard airbrakes and rumbling. May not be a huge concern to most but I knew that sound in an instant and knew there was trouble. I hurried to the front windows and saw my street was blocked and there was a fire truck, fire engine, Chief's vehicle and police cars. I knew that with only 2 "engines", it was something minor but still, my heart leapt in my throat and I hurried to get presentable (starting to think I should just sleep fully clothed with bra on from now on after the alarm issue and now this!) in case there really was a big fire in my building and I had to hurry down the fire escape. Luckily, it was just a pot fire down on the first floor but I seriously wonder if the other tenants in the building even had a clue! One of the downfalls to living in a beautiful old building like I do is that fire alarms and fire sprinklers are not required so we depend on individual smoke detectors. I basically live in a firetrap. Be sure to have smoke detectors and change out your batteries annually. A $25 smoke detector and single 9-volt battery may be the difference between life and death. I managed to fall asleep after with the windows open to air out the burnt toast smell that permeated the building after but let me tell you, I feel sluggish now and I am supposed to be up and smiley for plans in the city in a couple of hours. I think I will need a double espresso to perk up!
I have another post in the works about dating observations that I've been debating on sharing. It's not G-rated...because things in dating can get weird. And well, stitching is always G-rated.
Ok, I'm off to get ready for the city. Remember to check your smoke detectors, change the batteries, check your stove/oven/appliances after cooking, love one another and have a happy and safe holiday.
Until next time...