Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Time to plant Blubs

 

Today I received a notice in my P.O. Box that I had a package that was too large for the box. I had forgotten that this past spring while we were at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival we ordered four different kinds of tulips, and a beautiful variety of Daffodil. And today they arrived!!! It is suggested that the bulbs be planted as soon as possible after they arrive. It was a beautiful day today, so after Joe got off work, he started planting..... Forty new bulbs. We had dug up the old ones last year, and they were in a paper bag..... not sure where we're going to plant them
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I received an email today and decided to share it with you because it made sense to me.


WHAT TO TAKE TO BED WITH YOU


Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain.
It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around.
After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.

And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.


And this one is from me, more than once I've had to set the alarm off because I couldn't find my car..........:)


3 comments:

  1. I love planting time. As I plant I can just visualize the beauty to come.

    Great ideas for the use of the keys. I have been known to hit the lock button many times when leaving a store. I forgot where I parked and the beep helps me find the car.

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  2. I put in my "Holland" bulbs in also this year. The squirrels have not dug them up....so far so good!!!

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  3. I'll bet the bulbs are going to be beautiful! Tulips are just one of my very favorite flowers. Tulips and pansies in the spring.

    Good advice about the car alarm. Although I've never seen anyone do anything about someone else's car alarm going off but it would wake the neighbors!

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