This past week our condo has been having issues with the building-wide fire alarm: it’s mistakenly been triggered three times due to a low water pressure issue, all while our small human has been sleeping. If you’re the single-family-home-type you may not be aware what a building-wide fire alarm sounds like, so let me try to explain. It basically sounds like an ambulance has parked itself inside your ear and is blaring the siren. Each time this has happened it takes between 30 minutes and two hours for the security company to come shut it off, so it’s a little bit of an inconvenience. That said, it’s an inconvenience that involves spontaneous 10pm trips to get ice cream, 5:45am peaceful walks around the block, detailed fire truck inspections performed by our son, and chatting with friendly neighbors in the yard…all while toting around a 30 pound cat carrier, cat included.
These events have inspired me to showcase fire-inspired accessories, so enjoy the mix below.