just wanted to share a very important lesson i learned last night while watching flames lick the inside of my house. Take your clothes dryer apart and vacuum it out, check your electrical periodically and then check all your smoke detectors and add several more.
i got VERY lucky last night but it could have been a complete loss; a tragic loss. but happy days are ahead because Dak and I are fine, the dogs weren't home and the house isn't really burnt much at all. plus i have a very good insurance policy so the smoke damage will be fixed within two weeks, mostly just a scare and lesson this time.
Roger (Bladerunner954) and his son Andrew, Gaston (Gasman) and Thor came to my rescue within a heartbeat and stayed to help tidy up and avoid serious water damage. i got myself some knights in shining armour. thanks so much you guys, hope i never have to return the favour.