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The Lost Book Of Remedies

by Alisa lisa Sophia (2019-05-13)

Second, it represents one hazard you don't The Lost Book Of Remedies Review have to worry about. The heater falling over could cause a gas leak, damage whatever is dampened by a leak and injure anyone standing near enough to it. In an earthquake those are good points. Third, it will save you a lot of money. In our neighborhood, three households out of sixty-five strapped the water heater down. We paid $10 for new flex lines. The other sixty-two? Paid over $100 for new water heaters. Have a plan: We all had assignments. Northridge happened at night, and the instructions were to pull blankets up over their heads and wait in bed until we got them. That was a good plan, as a window broke and one of the beds had glass on it. Nothing heavy was near enough to land on the kids, so that, too was a good plan. When we got down the stairs, I went out the front; my job was to turn off the water. That was good for two reasons. Most important, it prevented tainted water from broken mains from getting into the house. Second, it stopped the shower in the garage where the flex lines had sheered. My husband went out the back and shut off the gas. He also shut off a neighbor's gas, but the story of that will have to be in another bullet point. Have Lights Available: You would have deemed a shrew if you'd heard how I harped on putting flashlights back *exactly* where they were found. Kids, husband, didn't matter. That flashlight was where it would be needed. The fussing and teasing stopped a few seconds after the ground stopped moving. Unlike most of the households in our neighborhood, we were able to immediately, from the bed, put our hands on more than one working flashlight. Instinct had us try the electric lights, but with a shock that big, it was little more than that. Having working flashlights meant that we could dress, avoid broken glass and obstacles, gather the kids and get out of the house unhurt. It would be hard to feel more grateful for that little point of light than after an earthquake. There is one other reason for having flashlights available. Remember the story I mentioned? The neighbor whose gas we turned off came out to check her water with a lit candle. Can you imagine what that might have looked like? I still shudder. Wrong may be too strong a word in some places, but there were definitely things we could have done to improve; and we've tried. It's probably a good idea to make a list as things happen, but you may be too busy. Here's what we learned.