Are you prepared for other things? When the seasons change, we try to check our smoke detectors. One has just been replaced from Max breaking the other one. Really, you don't want to know. So, just have to check the upstairs ones tomorrow and should be set.
Are you prepared for other things??? What you ask? Anything really. Okay, I used to live near the coast.. hurricane area. I've been caught in an eye of a storm and never, ever want to experience that horror again nor the aftermath. We also have a nuclear power plant a ways a way but you just never know as anything is possible. After last month and smelling the fire(remember, the one Yana had so nicely going in her room to hide a paper and then put it "out" w/ a comforter on top?), I really wanted to make sure we were prepared. I've watched a neighbor's house burn down in the last house we've lived. I've been through various disasters and know from experience, it's better not to need to use it than to need it and not have it. A person can not live off a bag of m & m's but for so long. LOL. Yep, hurricane lesson learned on that one. Anyhow, we've decied to make a "bug out" kit for all our kids and us. Old back packs filled w/ basics for about a week. It is a pain to put together but I think it is worth it in the end. I'm working on the girls' backpacks first and will move on. Here's what I've started: