Holiday Message: Watch That Basket

by Alex Stenback on December 23, 2004

Smoke_detector

"The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket."

- Andrew Carnegie

Behind the Mortgage will be on a light posting schedule over the next few days – I’ll be back next week with all the usual rambling, but I thought the above message was appropriate for the holiday weekend.

For most of us, our most important "basket" is our home – our loved ones live there, our most cherished possessions are there and its also (normally) our largest financial investment. Certainly a basket worth watching.

Though I doubt the FBI has actually issued a warning about smoke detectors, if you think about it, there’s a pretty amazing list of important things riding on that little battery in that smoke detector – even more so this holiday season, when many of us have family members visiting or are traveling to do the same.

So, happy holiday’s, check those smoke detectors, and watch that basket.

See you next week.

Related Linklube:
Smoke Alarm Training For Your Dog[Amazon]
How Smoke Detectors Work[How Stuff Works]
More Holiday Home Safety Tips[National Fire Protection Assoc.]

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