Hi Sherri, do you have any tips on …
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Hi Sherri, do you have any tips on how to put out a dryer fire? I’ve heard that they are a hazard but I’ve thankfully never experienced one and wouldn’t have the first idea what to do. Fire extinguisher?
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- Thanks Sherri, those are excellent tips!! I’m going to check our extinguisher, I had no idea!
- Hi Raymond, holy cow! That was really lucky!! I’m glad that you were able to put it out before it got out of hand.
I had a small fire in our oven one time. I had turned the oven on and didn’t realize there was something in it. My daughter came and told me and I thought she was kidding.
She wasn’t! I didn’t know to just keep the door shut so I opened it and sprinkled baking soda on. I was relieved that it worked because I really had no idea what I was doing. It took a lot of cleaning up too because there was melted plastic – my husband had put a birthday cake on a plastic plate in there and some plastic handled knives – good thing we had lots of windows to air it out.
My son and his friend caught our microwave on fire by turning it on empty to use the timer. It did go out when we left the door shut.
Not a good idea to turn on an empty microwave!
- Hi Tyrone, it really is amazing how simple and easy it is to put one out if you know how.
It reminds me of the time my husband blew up the engine on his truck – I forget exactly how it happened (I think it was a 1 ton) He ran back and forth with water in a panic until I told him to shut it off. He didn’t think of that! So by that time it was ruined and he ended up selling it which was too bad because he really liked it.
- Hi Debbie, great tip about the pot handles. My kids are older now but I still turn the handles so that they won’t get accidentally knocked.
That is so lucky that you thought so quickly. My dad drove a propane truck all of his working years (he started at age 15 without being asked for his drivers license, times have changed!) so we always had propane and it always made me nervous. I do light barbecues sometimes but I don’t like it even though they are quite easy to operate these days.
- Hi Joel, that is the video that actually sparked the idea for this post but then I came across the warning not to use that method and I had been wondering myself what would happen if it wasn’t rung out enough or if it was too dry and caught fire itself, especially if a person was nearby.
I thought that the pot lid seemed the safest and didn’t want to confuse the issue so I went with that. Maybe someone might have some experience with using a rung out towel to share.
I did find the video to be very clear and well illustrated with a great demonstration of what happens if you throw water on. Here is the youtube link for anyone who would like to see it.
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The best way that I have found to build self discipline is to start small and work up. It becomes easier and easier as it becomes a habit but it is a large step to get started, so chunking it down helps.
Often we make a ‘mountain out of a mole hill’ in our mind and that keeps us from even starting.
Just choose one thing to start with – you can make it your daily shower – that is something that will make you feel better as well. Add to that.
I have found that spending a little time on myself every day has completely changed my outlook, my energy and my self esteem.
If you can, make an appointment with the hairdresser to get your hair done (you could make that your one week reward) – what ever it needs (mine is quite grey and was making me look and feel dragged out so I got highlights – best thing I’ve done for awhile!) and I got a more stylish cut too. Love it and I feel so much better.
The small things really do add up.
I’m glad that you asked, I will look at that question closer.
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Absolutely Fee!! Sometimes the first step is the only one missing. The rest just fall into place after that. It’s one of the reasons that I like my BOOST circuit sheet, it keeps me from having to do much in the way of planning, at least in the area of the basic housework chores, I can just jump right in without thinking – which works very well for me some days :0))
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That is so true!! It’s been a big part of my strategy this year – taking small steps and pushing myself and growing a little at a time rather than thinking I should ‘be there’ in one gigantic step. It’s working better than I ever thought possible!!
The job is a good example. It’s at the valumart in town. Saying it sounds so small, but the truth is that it’s a big step out for me after being home so many years and having other things on my plate -but it’s doable – more so now than ever since I have been taking ‘baby steps’ already – at one time even that was more than I would have been able to think of doing. It’s a logical progression exactly as you said – one step at a time! The trick is to keep going :0)
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Hi Fee, great to know!! I’m glad to hear that you have been doing well despite being very busy. If you need anything just let me know! I am going to go work on my bedroom, it’s going to be like a new room soon!
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