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OnDaFence 31M/39M
37311 posts
3/9/2019 7:29 pm

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3/10/2019 7:01 pm

Check Your Batteries Day



We all know that some days are silly or light-hearted, but there are others which serve an important purpose. Check Your Batteries Day is definitely highly recommended because it could save your life.



Created raise awareness of the importance of testing and having working batteries in household appliances like smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. These devices help to warn us of a potentially life threatening situation, giving us vital time to get yourself, your family, loved ones, and pets to safety. However, it’s important they are tested (usually you can do this by pushing a button) regularly to ensure they’re working correctly. Check Your Batteries Day is a reminder to do just that.



While you’re in the routine of checking, it’s a good idea to check other household appliances, such as remote controls, toys, clocks and other electrical items. If you don’t have spare batteries on hand, consider buying some.



Also... don't forget tonight Daylight Savings Time begins.

OnDaFence 31M/39M
27323 posts
3/9/2019 7:30 pm

What a crappy day here today!


OnDaFence 31M/39M
27323 posts
3/9/2019 7:31 pm

Windy Rain, Sleet, Snow today with a high of 33 °F (0.6 °C) and a low of 21 °F (-6.1 °C).


OnDaFence 31M/39M
27323 posts
3/9/2019 7:33 pm

The rain polished the ice on our country roads so slick I didn't venture from the house except to toss some salt around.


OnDaFence 31M/39M
27323 posts
3/9/2019 7:34 pm

Windy. Winds from W to WNW at 22 to 35 mph (35.4 to 56.3 kph). The overnight low will be 28 °F (-2.2 °C).


Hungr4Yungr 70M
3825 posts
3/9/2019 8:16 pm

Sorry to hear you are getting another winter storm. Finally, it is warming up here. Got to a blistering 30F today. No melting, but it sure felt good after months in the deep freeze.
I am really tired after doing plumbing and electrical work all day, but you reminded me I have to change clocks before going to bed.


OnDaFence 31M/39M
27323 posts
3/9/2019 8:39 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Sorry to hear you are getting another winter storm. Finally, it is warming up here. Got to a blistering 30F today. No melting, but it sure felt good after months in the deep freeze.
    I am really tired after doing plumbing and electrical work all day, but you reminded me I have to change clocks before going to bed.
It started in raining this morning at a balmy 33 then by 5 this afternoon the temp dropped enough for the sleet and snow to begin. The wind is just beginning to kick up here but the snow appears to of relented nor is it blowing around. It's actually HOT in the house JD over did the fireplace not that I mind in the least. We been watching and interesting Documentary on the Romanov's most of the day OFF & ON. The Romanovs. The History of the Russian Dynasty


Julie_Tgirl 69T
2111 posts
3/9/2019 10:56 pm

We are kind of survivalist and keep plenty of things stocked up food, water. ammo, dog food, kerosene for a heater and lamp oil for oil lamps, candles, firewood and batteries. We also have a portable emergency generator.


OnDaFence 31M/39M
27323 posts
3/9/2019 11:37 pm

    Quoting Julie_Tgirl:
    We are kind of survivalist and keep plenty of things stocked up food, water. ammo, dog food, kerosene for a heater and lamp oil for oil lamps, candles, firewood and batteries. We also have a portable emergency generator.
We keep stuff like that handy too. Just in case things go to shit and have to part the snowflakes.


BrodyBarnes86 32M
29 posts
3/10/2019 2:06 pm

Regular scheduled maintenance around my environment. Once you're caught short or you endure the squawking beep of a dead battery from a hard wired smoke alarm, it does become second nature. I have backups for just about every device.


SCBrooke 23M
137 posts
3/10/2019 2:45 pm

    Quoting OnDaFence:
    Windy. Winds from W to WNW at 22 to 35 mph (35.4 to 56.3 kph). The overnight low will be 28 °F (-2.2 °C).
AM Clouds/PM Sun
72°62°
10%
SSE 11 mph
Batteries AOKay!


OnDaFence 31M/39M
27323 posts
3/10/2019 6:59 pm

    Quoting BrodyBarnes86:
    Regular scheduled maintenance around my environment. Once you're caught short or you endure the squawking beep of a dead battery from a hard wired smoke alarm, it does become second nature. I have backups for just about every device.
We have a "junk drawer" in the kitchen loaded with about any kind and size of battery needed for about every application imaginable around here.


OnDaFence 31M/39M
27323 posts
3/10/2019 7:01 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    AM Clouds/PM Sun
    72°62°
    10%
    SSE 11 mph
    Batteries AOKay!
Do the batteries!Partly cloudy today with a high of 32 °F (0.0 °C) and a low of 18 °F (-7.8 °C).