It is far too important and I mean it. I had a funny post I was rip roaring ready to post tonight but I am putting that on hold till this weekend for a very important public service announcement. Please do not click away from this post before you finish it.
Earlier this month there was a very tragic accident in Aspen where a family of four all died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning while they were sleeping. If you are not familiar with this story please go read it here ABC News .
My mother was deeply moved by this story and as a result, immediately ordered Carbon Monoxide detectors for her homes and gave me a couple of her extras. She also informed my brother that he really should get them in his new Mountain Home as well.
Oddly he did, and he did it quickly. He installed his detectors 1 week ago today.
This morning he and his wife were awakened by the high pitched squeal of these detectors. He was dizzy and she had a headache. They opened windows and began making calls.
It was determined that they did in fact have lethal levels of Carbon Monoxide in their new home due to a faulty pump on one of their boilers (this fact may not be 100% I am relaying it from memory and will verify and post a correction tomorrow)
They are working with the company that “fixed” their boiler last week to determine the problem and solve it but in the meantime our family is incredibly thankful that he had the detectors in his home. We could have lost Anna and Brad overnight and that is just not something any of us want to think about.
Nothing in life is coincidence, everything happens for a reason, My mom was moved by the news story – pressed us to install detectors and 1 week later they saved the lives of two very special family members.
SO I say to you, if you are reading this PLEASE stop by Amazon or your local hardware store and buy a bundle of these (or something similar) for your family ASAP.
Brad and Anna – we all love you very much and thank god tonight that you are safe.