My friends have teased myself and others over the years, as well as accused myself and others of being absent-minded. I wouldn’t say that I’m absent-minded, as much as I am ditzy as well as prone to injury. When I was younger, I purchased a bicycle from a girl on craigslist, as well as didn’t even realize there weren’t brakes or even a chain on the bike until I got apartment with it. As you can imagine, I got a lot of heat for that from my friends! Well, that doesn’t compare to the heat I got when I nearly burned my apartment down with a space heater! How does this happen? Well, it began with myself and others going to the hardware store to pick up a space heating system for my home. My central heating as well as air program broke down during the first week of Winter, as well as the repair bill was too costly to pursue now, so I settled for a cheap electric space heating system to use in whatever room I’m in at the house. At first, this thing was a lifesaver! It was a tiny little machine, but it worked incredibly well to heat the family room as well as dining room as I occupied those rooms. Then 1 morning, with the same sound judgement I always have, I decided to bring the space heating system outside as well as set it on my back porch, which is more than double the size of my family room as well as covered with screen windows, then resting the space heating system on the opposite side of the porch away from me, I sat down in a grass chair as well as study a book. Twenty minutes later, I noticed the porch was considerably hotter than usual. I looked over the ridge of my book as well as saw that the space heating system caught fire! I stood for a minute, awestruck, before abruptly running inside to flip the breaker switch for my back porch as well as grabbing a fire extinguisher. By the time I made it back outside, the wall behind the space heating system had caught fire! Spraying the wall as well as heating system with 1 hand as well as dialing 9-1-1 on my iphone with the other, I nearly saw my apartment burn down in a matter of fifteen minutes. When the fire department arrived as well as declared the scene safe, the lieu leaseholder promptly warned myself and others about using a space heating system outdoors; Lesson l acquired!