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    Ribbon Winter time and Detectors

    This is that time of year when it gets cold and we need to start checking our detectors!!!

    Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m.
    on the second Sunday of March.

    Time reverts to standard time at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of
    November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.

    Twice a year, when Daylight Savings Time begins or ends, make it a
    habit to not only change your clocks, but do a few other semi-annual
    tasks that will improve safety in your home...

    Do these things every 6 months when you reset your clocks:

    Check and replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide
    (CO) alarms. Replace any smoke alarms older than ten years. Replace
    any CO alarms older than five years.

    Prepare a disaster supply kit for your house (water, food,
    flashlights, batteries, blankets).

    Once you've created your home disaster kit, use the semi-annual time
    change to check its contents (including testing/replacing flashlight
    batteries).

    A COLD winter is coming! Make a "winter car-emergency kit" now and
    put your vehicle! (Don't know what to include? Do an Internet search
    for "car emergency kit" and you'll find lots of ideas!) It's a good idea to carry a car-emergency kit in your car year-round, but be sure to add cold-weather gear to your general car-emergency kit each fall. (Having a separate duffle/gear bag clearly marked "Cold Gear" specifically for your cold weather emergency gear makes it easy to add or take out of the car, seasonally.) Like a Boy Scout, "Be Prepared!"

    In cold weather, even a very minor car problem or flat tire can be
    deadly serious, or at the very least, miserable to deal with, unless you're
    well prepared.

    Check home and outbuilding storage areas for hazardous materials.
    Discard (properly, please) any which are outdated, no longer used, or
    in poor condition. Move any which are within reach of kids or pets.


    Check and discard expired medications - those dates really DO have
    eaning - some very common over-the-counter medications can cause
    serious problems due to change through aging.

    Remember to check the AGE of your detectors!

    On November 2nd, 2007, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    (CPSC), press release #08-062, suggests not only to check/change
    batteries in alarms, but also check the age of the alarms and replace
    older alarms. The CPSC suggests that consumers replace smoke alarms every ten years and replace carbon monoxide (CO) alarms every five years.
    Sensors in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms degrade and lose effectiveness over time through environmental contamination and age.

    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    Just another item that it is time to change out-just easier if you do it with the time change is your toothbrush. Goofy I know but it makes it easier to remember when you purchased them and to replace them if you only go to the Dentist once a year.

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    Well it's cold here today, a good day to check all of these items. And get a jump start. Almost forgot about the time changing. Takes Ladies
    JoAnn
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    We change our toothbrushes when we run out of toothpaste...(a few times a year too) I am a stickler on brushing teeth..the cost of those braces are straining me...
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    I hear you on the braces. I keep threatening to have them pulled off and him having to repay me for them unless he keeps them cleaner-brush, brush, brush, brush.

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    How in the world do these dentist come up wth this pricing too??? It looks so darn easy when they are putting them on too almost like we could do it!!

    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    Oh I know a little super glue a little wire little rubber bands...man I went into the wrong career just have this thing about sticking my fingers into someone elses mouth

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    I'm blessed that I never had to deal with braces. The braces and pricing almost sounds like the gas prices.
    JoAnn
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