Monday, January 16, 2012

Apartment Fires

When I got up this morning, I turned on the news and learned there was an apartment fire this morning in Queen Anne in Seattle. The people who were stranded out in the cold were helped by Seattle Metro. A bus drove up and parked giving warm shelter to those who were waiting in the cold until they could go back to their apartment.

I was thinking that there should be rope ladders you could buy at Home Depot and other hardware stores so that people who live in an apartment building have an escape exit ready. Anyone living in a 3rd or 4th floor apartment could have a rope ladder that they could hang out their window or attach to their balcony for a safe exit in case of fire. This would reduce danger and reduce the risk of firemen who enter burning buildings to save someone in a 3rd or 4th floor who are trapped. I wonder if rope ladders are sold at Home Depot? I guess I will have to call and find out.

If rope ladders aren't sold for this purpose, then fire departments all over the United States could have them made and sell them for a fund raiser. I would buy one. I believe it would save lives.

I'll just bet that anyone trapped in an apartment in a fire and had to be rescued or who jumped, would say they wished they had a rope ladder at that moment.

Eucalyptus Oil

I learned this last week that when you have a cold, it is important to use eucalyptus oil. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties and it is an expectorant. Inflammation is the start of all disease so to prevent inflammation is important.

You wet a wash cloth, put one or two drops of eucalyptus oil on it, warm it in the microwave for a few seconds and breathe it in. Do this once a day to prevent a cold from developing into pneumonia or bronchitis. You find it at a health food store. I need to buy some and start doing this. I think this is a great idea. It could prevent the use of antibiotics.

Garlic is a natural antibiotic so eat plenty of garlic when you are sick and to prevent becoming sick.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


You can make the choice to be happy every day and look for the good around you. It's important to appreciate all that you have. It's important to smile, be positive, and to listen.


Now I have a favorite new restaurant for fish and chips. It is Dukes. It was delicious. The batter was light and crispy, not heavy and soggy. The fish was in large chunks. It was cooked perfectly. The fries were even perfect. It was the best cold slaw I have ever eaten. The chowder was the best I have ever eaten too. Even the waitress was amazing. I was surprised at how great everything was because my experience at Dukes raised the bar for several areas in restaurants for me--the best fish and chips, the best cold slaw, the best waitress, the best chowder.

The waitress commented that she had tasted everything on the menu. This tells me that she cares about being the best waitress she can be. She was professional, efficient, courteous, and gave great and excellent service. She was great with my granddaughter and family.

Now when I think of fish and chips, I think of Dukes.


I moved to Seattle and I love it here. I live close to everything. I live within walking distance to a large mall, grocery store, gym, library, restaurants, bookstore, and almost anything I could want. What could be better than this?

I hardly have to drive my car anymore. I could walk to everything or catch a bus and not even use my car at all. I'm very blessed and I'm so happy that I made the decision to move.