Burn Awareness Week, so I thought we’d take some time to
talk about safety. It’s an important subject: The National
Fire Protection Association says fire- or burn-related causes
injure 350 children age 19 and under every day.
a few kitchen precautions to consider, thanks to the folks at
the back burners when young children are present, and keep all
pot handles turned back, away from the stove’s edge.
mealtime, place hot items in the center of the table, at least
10 inches from the edge. Use non-slip placemats instead of
tablecloths if toddlers are present.
drink or carry hot liquids while carrying or holding a child.
fire extinguishers close by, and within easy reach of the
made the mistake of parking under a pine tree and now have
hardened sap spots on the hood of my car. Can you recommend
anything that might remove them without damaging the car’s
seen a lot of really strange suggestions online, including
using a razor to carefully remove the spots, then wiping down
the area with WD-40.
person said using water on the spots would dissolve them, but
you probably tried that.
sure the problem is widespread enough to be handled by experts
in the car-washing or body restoration field. Have a solution?
Send it in.
really? From a reader responding to problems with new
reader wrote in about several new appliances breaking down,
and you felt that the issue may have been the electric service
in the house. Well, maybe. It seems to me, however, that
everyone I know will attest that today’s appliances are
designed to break down shortly after the warranty expires.
years ago, we redid our kitchen and had the wiring upgraded.
Since then, we are on our second over-the-stove microwave and
have had several problems with the range. These were all
friend had her kitchen redone a few months ago and has had
issues with both the range and refrigerator already."