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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!