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My DH was almost an arsonist

Monday, December 13, 2010

DH is a smoker (boo, hiss) - and I have asthma - a match made in Heaven, right? So he goes outside to smoke - either out on the balcony (after closing all the sliding glass doors), or out on the walkway. He tries - and I've established a 10 foot radius around myself, and he isn't allowed to get smoke into my circle.

But he does have a very bad habit of tossing the butts into the bush around the house.

So - yes, you guessed it - I came home today and DH was happily napping - and a dead stump outside was not only smoldering but the area nearby had some flames licking the stump. I quickly attached the hose, dragged it out to the area, climbed over the wall and a bit down the hill, and doused the whole thing thoroughly. One part kept smoking, so I had to find a long stick to turn the piece of log over so I could drown that, too.

Wow. DH eventually woke up from his nap (I did try to wake him to deal with his fire, but he's an extremely sound sleeper and I figured putting out the fire was more important than making him do this) - and of course he denies starting this fire. Duh - no one else was around, including the workmen building the wall - obviously it was his cigarette.

Let's hope he's more responsible in the future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JLPNURSE 12/14/2010 3:44PM

    This happened in my condo complex so they banned all smoking anywhere on the property, including the parking lots.

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ROCKYCPA 12/14/2010 12:28PM

    I am so glad you were able to put out the fire and there wasn't much damage. Hopefully he will own up and either be more careful or quit altogether. Next put the hose on him, lol!

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GITTYB 12/13/2010 9:09PM

    wow, you are so forgiving! glad everything worked out!

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PHEBESS 12/13/2010 9:02PM

    Maybe next time I'll dump water on him in bed, and tell him HE was on fire!


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SHOSHANADP 12/13/2010 8:57PM

    B"H nothing serious happened. I think this is another sign that he needs to quit smoking. I know, I know, it's very hard. Maybe, just maybe, this will wake him up to some of the other dangers of smoking (though his reluctance to accept responsibility for the fire makes this unlikely).

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 12/13/2010 8:38PM

    You are so understanding. Wouldnt it be nice if he just quit! Maybe this will motivate him. Close call!

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AIDELADE27 12/13/2010 7:54PM

    Thank goodness you averted THAT disaster. I remember an incident where me and my friend nearly set our apartment on fire when we were playing around with the Chanukah menorahs. Not good. emoticon

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