Dinner tonight was with the immediate family, along with Susie and Alan and Alan’s relatives. It was going pretty well, until after the main meal, someone noticed that the candles were put just a little too close to the wall. Result: the fire department was called to make sure that something inside the wall wasn’t on fire. (The wall was pretty heated up!) They even cut into the wall to check – but in the end, it was all fine. Dessert ensued without incident.