… Seems I left a little mess at the bottom of the oven last time I used it. I was cooking up a casserole this morning and smoke started pouring out of the oven. As you can see, it filled the house. No big deal, it didn’t smell up the house, and it’s already clearing out. Except for one thing. Neither of my smoke alarms went off, and I just changed the batteries when we went off daylight savings time. Not the one on the kitchen ceiling, not the one in the bedroom. I even did the little “weekly test” on them, while the house was full of smoke, and both tested out fine. Yeah, they work, they just can’t smell smoke. Hmmm, just a wee bit scary.
… Guess where I’m going before work today? Yup. Home Depot. To get 2 brand new smoke detectors. The wiring in my house is only about 5 years old, but I did it myself and the house is almost 100 years old. My biggest fear, other than the inevitable earthquake, is an electrical fire. Which, until today, was comforted by the fact that I had 2 smoke alarms in a 1100 sq ft home. Tonight I’ll sleep fine, with 2 brand new ones.