Fire! Fire!

22 Mar

See the source imageRight after the first of the year we trotted off and bought one of those new super-duper smoke alarms. I will say it is not nearly as touchy as the old one, which would go into a purple swivit over boiling water.

This morning I slid a croissant into the toaster oven while I laid the dining room table for breakfast. By the time I got back the kitchen was full of smoke, the croissant was charcoal, and the smoke alarm was going full-tilt. The little lady who lives inside was yelling “Fire! Fire!” at the top of her lungs, Blazer was running in circles, and the cat took off for high ground. It took ten minutes with the window open and the fan going to clear the house.

I picked up the croissant with tongs and carried it ceremoniously to the trash can. It was too far gone to even make decent compost.

5 Responses to “Fire! Fire!”

  1. AJ March 23, 2018 at 12:01 am #

    I live in fear of my smoke alarm going off as I can’t reach it and it’s wired into the smoke alarm system for the whole building😳

    • thisendoftheswamp March 23, 2018 at 12:57 am #

      The Squire hung ours a bit higher than I can reach, but opening a window and flapping a dish towel usually solves the problem. That and remembering not to toast croissants!

      • AJ March 23, 2018 at 1:06 am #

        Lol awww poor croissants

  2. Shay Simmons March 31, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

    Did you get it free from the Red Cross?

    • thisendoftheswamp April 2, 2018 at 12:36 am #

      No, we paid a grand sum of $10 for it. I didn’t know the Red Cross was handing them out, although I think the various fire departments were doing so. The odd thing was that the first we knew about this was as article in the newspaper saying they would be required as of the 1st of the year. The article appeared on either the 31st of December or the 2nd of January. In other words, no forewarning at all, which is why we only were able to get one. It’s not as if the police were going to come door-to-door over it.

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