At today's inspection I had a mental picture of a typical ActiveRain Addict,
half-smile on his face,
frantically typing away,
attempting to keep caught up with the comments to his most recent featured blog----ignoring the incessant screaming of the smoke alarm in the back ground---ignoring the tears in his eyes, when suddenly he remembers----OATMEAL!
Running through the smoke to the kitchen he finds the oatmeal pan in flames.
WHAT TO DO!
He has the presence of mind to NOT set the pan on the Formica counter-tops---(smart idea in a rental property). But then he stops thinking and runs out of the apartment with the pan smoking like a locomotive (well the loco part is right anyway). He sets the pan down outside the door, quickly closes the door and runs to turn all the vent fans on.
----hope the landlord doesn't notice the melted carpet!
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WA State, Home Inspector Advisory Licensing Board