as an addendum to the last post: Beacon Street fire. I was woken up from a nap by sirens and the sounds of helicopters this afternoon. It kind of freaked me out. I hope no pets were injured -- I trust the news to tell me about the conditions of people, but not necessarily animals, who were in the building.
Apparently this building is a condominium and therefore didn't have to have sprinklers. I find this moderately irritating because my single has no less than four sprinklers -- one over my loft, one under my loft, one over the bookcase by the loft, and one over the desk half doorway. My possessions are in far more danger of being annihilated by water than flames, so far as I can tell. . .