Saturday, February 15, 2014

Out The Window

We have had a couple of very tragic building fires in Minneapolis already this year.  Yesterday, a fire in N. Minneapolis resulted in the death of 5 small children and a number of other people in that same family in the hospital with serious injuries.  It breaks your heart to see what happens when I fire breaks out in multilevel housing.

I moved into StuccoHouse at the end of October and that first year I received a Christmas present that has stayed untouched in it's box under a window on my second floor.  Its only recently that I've come to realize what a good present this was.

It is a ladder that hooks on a window sill and unfolds outside of the building bringing you much closer to the ground in the case of an emergency.  Mine is for a two story house, but they can be bought for taller buildings too.  They run in the ballpark of $40 to $60 on Amazon.  Money well spent, I think.

In taking the photos for this post, I realized that I had never actually opened the box and looked at the ladder itself. Probably not the greatest idea as I imagine the last thing you want to do in the middle of an emergency is sit down and read directions.

There ya idea for next year's Christmas presents.

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