Coffee break: Carbon monoxide alarm –

There have been a number of unfortunate stories in the news recently where travelers have been killed by carbon monoxide leaks – so I bought this small travel carbon monoxide detector for my family and our travels. We often AirBnB places with kids (and sometimes grandparents) and to be honest, I haven’t given a second thought to whether carbon monoxide alarms work in a house. (The ones in our house beep relentlessly if they’re out of battery…which means I can see some travelers disabling them instead of replacing the batteries like a homeowner would.)

(However, in at least one of the stories I heard, the carbon monoxide leak was on a way outso this is not just a rental issue…)

I like that this one is under $25, and both plugs into an outlet and has batteries in case of a power outage. I just got mine so we haven’t tested it yet.

Questions for those of you who travel more (or are more safety conscious in general) — do you have a safety checklist when you arrive somewhere new, such as checking for a working fire/carbon monoxide detector or familiarizing yourself with where the fire extinguishers are ? I’ll admit that in the past my “safety checklist” consisted primarily of more baby-proof things when we were traveling, like putting temporary bumpers over sharp edges and plug-in plastic outlet covers.)

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Sale of work clothes to note for 21.11.22:

Other sale of note:

  • Buffy – Black Friday Sale: 20% to 40% off select items
  • Crate & Barrel – Black Friday sneak peek, up to 30% off; 10% discount on full price items
  • Parachute – Save up to 40% on items at the last chance
  • West Elm – Early Black Friday deals, up to 70% off (50% off many of their most popular pieces of furniture)

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