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Old 12-29-2013, 06:45 AM   #16121
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Instructions? Do you mean something like, "When alarms sounds, leave building"?
That's something I was taught starting in kindergarten a few times a year.
Yeah, something like that.

There are maps of the exits on the walls. But they are up so high, you can't even read them. Someone forgot that the elderly tend to shrink as they get older. When they tell you these apartments are for self sufficient residents only, they really mean it. Why we have wheelchair bound residents, I have no idea.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:50 AM   #16122
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They should show some consideration and mount two sets of instructions, one down low. I'm surprised that's not an ADA requirement.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:31 AM   #16123
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They should show some consideration and mount two sets of instructions, one down low. I'm surprised that's not an ADA requirement.
I lot of things in this building don't meet ADA requirements. Since I can't walk very well, they have had to make changes here to accommodate me. It doesn't make them happy, but I don't care. The fire doors in the halls are solid metal and very heavy. They have to be programmed to shut immediately if the alarm sounds. Okay, I can agree with that. But the pneumatic closer makes it very hard to push the door open. So I raised a stink. They are now easier to open, yet still meet all requirements. Just a matter of adjusting the screw.

You have to remember the folks doing this work are young, healthy men who haven't started to shrink. So when they are told to put them at eye level, they do. Their eye level. I think I will mention it the next time I see Frank, the head of maintenance here.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:43 AM   #16124
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The apartment doors should also be fire rated. That way, if your hear the alarms and the fire is NOT in your apartment, stay put...do not open the door.

When our alrams go off at work, we get everyone behind a fire rated door and head for the where the fire alarms were triggered with extinguishers. There is no way we could evacuate the whole building. But I have evacuated a unit.
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:00 AM   #16125
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I think it's my turn to feel crappy. Last night I started feeling like I'm coming down with a cold. I hope that's all it is.
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:00 AM   #16126
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Judges don't like to put cops in jail. They have to be in solitary for their own safety.

Lots of cops aren't very good examples of law abiding drivers. I see them doing illegal stuff on the roads all the time.
I knew a chap some years ago who taught coppers to drive police cars. He used to say the hardest part was persuading them that they weren't Stirling Moss/Sebastian Vettel and they weren't competing at Le Mans when they were driving down a quiet residential street!
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:08 AM   #16127
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I think it's my turn to feel crappy. Last night I started feeling like I'm coming down with a cold. I hope that's all it is.
Too much flu going around out there.

Be well Andy! I too, hope it's just a cold.
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Having a quiet sit down in front of the fire after a very hectic week. Went to my Aunt in Nottingham for a few days over Christmas and stayed longer that I expected. Ten of us there, including four generations. The youngest was the latest baby in the family - Evie, aged 6 months.

Babies are not my thing but I could have cheerfully brought her home with me. Such a jolly little thing, she was laughing nearly all day. In the 10 hours she was with us on Christmas Day she only cried once and that was when she was having a nap and woke up alone in a strange bedroom. She grizzled a bit then but stopped as soon as her mum went in to her.

She wasn't a bit fazed by all the cousins, aunties and uncles who kept picking her up and passing her round, even with me who she was meeting for the first time and she was fascinated by everything and, of course, the wrapping paper and the boxes were infinitely more interesting than the presents wrapped in them.

Aunt is 82 so I don't know how much longer the big Christmases will continue so we make the most of it as long as we can.
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:23 AM   #16129
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I think it's my turn to feel crappy. Last night I started feeling like I'm coming down with a cold. I hope that's all it is.
Oh, Andy. {{{{{hugs}}}}


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