Heading South? Home Protection Tips for Snowbirds

Most experienced “snowbirds” know that taking precautions to protect their empty home inside and out before heading south is well worth the effort.  All it takes is one home disaster to occur when you’re miles away and you’ll quickly see how vulnerable a vacant house is to burglars, weather-related fiascos and mechanical failures.   So make … [Read more...]

Power Failure Alarm Prevents Medical Emergency for the Hearing Impaired


One night last month my elderly friend Barbara nearly died due to a power failure that that shut off her oxygen concentrator. Barbara suffers from emphysema and depends upon her oxygen machine to breathe. She also has severe hearing loss. So even though the oxygen machine’s power alarm sounded when the electricity went out, she was fast asleep and … [Read more...]