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Out of the Blue

After a minor grease fire in the grill over the weekend (ever try grilling bacon? wow!), MrsBlue asked what we would have done if it had been a major fire, and my reply was that we have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. This inspired a quick inspection of the extinguisher, which turns out to have been way overdue, as it was in desperate need of a recharging. We picked up a pair of new extinguishers (we decided the one in my office was a bit small) in the meantime before figuring out where to recharge the old one, so we should be safe for now. I've made a vow to try and remember to check on these things regularly going forward, and thought sharing this story might help in case anyone else had lapsed in this area.

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6. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2009, 11:11 Warhawk
 
Thanks for the warning, Blue.

We have a couple in the house - one in the kitchen pantry and one in the garage. Both are mounted in the open so it is easy to check the charge.

Picked up the Panasonic BD60 Blu-Ray player yesterday and shoved in Iron Man - looks great! Frankly the load time is quicker than my old Sony upscaling DVD changer, so even that negative isn't. Haven't watched a whole movie yet (got in late last night), but I like what I see so far.
 

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

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