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"Interesting" Christmas Day!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Firstly - to all of you still celebrating Christmas. Here it is Boxing Day already!!
We had a calm quiet Christmas between the pool and watching Carols by Candlelight while having lunch - some Turkey breast and salad. It was hot and steamy here - though not as hot as some areas of Australia I think!!
All day we had been watching smoke from a bushfire that wasn't near - the other side of the main road and going away from us. It was causing chaos by closing the main road and many people were trying to get home after a day at the beach!!
We were winding down by 6pm - when chaos broke lose - the bush fire had changed direction and was heading our way fast - having jumped the main road - we had to prepare to evacuate!!
So we throw some essentials in the car - its really hard to think of what is needed under pressure - and waited!!
By now we could see flames high in the sky as trees caught fire!!
Anyway the wind eased as night fell and though we were on alert all night we are still in the house.
The latest news is that the fire is about 3/4 mile away through the very dry bush - but we have to hope that as the breeze gets up today it will get up away from us!!
All this from carelessness and thoughtlessness - it started from a cigarette thrown from a car - and the grass is so very dry at present as we haven't had rain for ages!!
Meanwhile - I am off for a swim - after all - the pool has to be safe in a fire - I hope!! LOL!!
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RAINBOWMF 12/28/2012 1:09AM

    Interesting Christmas for sure.

Glad all is safe now, at least I hope it is.

Mary

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/27/2012 9:04PM

    Praying that everyone is safe ... Be careful & watchful!

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Keep us posted about the fire?

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1BEACHWALKER 12/27/2012 2:18PM

    I sure hope all is well now and the fire has been put out! I can't believe people throw those cigarettes out the window, especially when there are drought conditions! We have seen fires started on the side of the road here all the time from that! Most cars have cigarette ashtrays!! Stay safe and glad you are ready to evacuate if need be! emoticon

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4RASCALS 12/27/2012 3:42AM

    Glad to hear that your safe. Stay safe, hope you get some much needed rain.

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MARTY728 12/26/2012 12:04PM

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DEBIGENE 12/26/2012 9:44AM

    Oh dear, I do hope you are safe !!! Please keep us post if possible. You will be in my prayers.

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OPALMOON 12/26/2012 7:59AM

    Merry Christmas season to you too, Ann. I hope you avoided any danger, and could enjoy your swim in the pool. Hopefully the rain made it up your way. Take care and stay safe!

Hugs and blessings, Nattacia

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/26/2012 1:14AM

    Oh my, I hope you are all safe and your home is OK.

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WILLOW49 12/26/2012 12:01AM

    Hope you are safe!

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KARIDIAN1 12/25/2012 9:36PM

    Hope all is well with the fire. What a hectic way to spend part of the day.

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FEMISLIM 12/25/2012 9:02PM

    Be safe and have a great day.

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DEE797 12/25/2012 8:54PM

    Glad you are safe. Do hope the fire goes out and no longer endangers anyone. HUGS!

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GOANNA2 12/25/2012 8:01PM

    I hope the fire danger has passed. We have had some very
welcome rain and I hope it reached the North Coast too. I
sit here and listent o the rain falling and it is lovely to hear it.
After the steamy day yesterday, it is really welcome.
Stay safe. emoticon

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KELTIC-CARA 12/25/2012 7:26PM

    A terrifying situation to be in, may there be no wind or in a direction away from life. Actually I have heard that the pool is not as safe as you think, so don't rely on it. Happy boxing day.

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IMEMINE1 12/25/2012 7:25PM

    emoticon Merry Christmas.

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MARYBETH4884 12/25/2012 6:40PM

    Glad you are safe, staying in the pool sounds like a great plan for many reasons!

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BIGREDANGEL 12/25/2012 5:43PM

    Whoa...stay safe!!

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KATRINAKRAUT 12/25/2012 5:26PM

    Yikes! Fair winds...the OTHER direction! Happy Boxing Day!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/25/2012 5:19PM

    Happy Holidays Ann. I'm sending positive happy vibes that the breeze will blow the fire the other way & that firefighters will be able to get it contained quickly. Enjoy your swim.

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AJB121299 12/25/2012 5:00PM

    Happy holidays

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