BARBEQUE WITH FRIENDS AND OTHER EXCITEMENT
Sunday, August 04, 2013
A couple from my church have recently sold their home in the country and are moving into an apartment in the city. They invited us out to spend some time with them before they are finished moving. It was a lovely day for a drive. Another friend from church and her daughter gave me a ride. We went for a swim in their private lake and helped my friend pack up the rest of her kitchen items. Her dh an his son and a friend went to move some things to a cabin at the lake. When they returned my friend's dh barbequed some smokies and hamburgers for a late lunch.
We were sitting around talking after we ate, when my friend's daughter looked out the window and started yelling "FIRE, FIRE". When we looked out the window we could see that the propane tank on the barbeque had caught on fire. The barbeque was right next to the house, so everyone was afraid it would spread. The men grabbed the hose and put water on the tank to keep it cool. We didn't know if it was going to explode or not. We all got out of the house, as the barbeque was too hot to move away from the house. The new owners happened to come by to move some of their stuff over, and they helped us get the barbeque and tank away from the house and down the road a little. We kept spraying water on it.
We called the fire department and told them what was happening, and they said they would come out and check it out. By the time they got there, the fire had burned itself out. I guess it burned up all the propane in the tank. The firemen said that we had done the right thing by putting water on the tank to keep it cool. He said that the tank wouldn't nave exploded, though. He told us that the barbeque tanks should not be attached under the barbeque, as it was very dangerous.
Everyone was pretty stressed after all the excitement, so we just relaxed for a while and had some watemelon for dessert. My friends were going to fill their car with the boxes that were there and then go to the apartment to sleep, but Brenda was just too stressed out and she just wanted to get away from there for the night. She told her dh to just put the tv and vcr in the car and leave the rest for another day. The cable comany is going to hook up their cable tomorrow, so they needed their tv there. I hope they manage to get a good night's rest.
My other friend and her daughter invited me to go to the races with them, but I just felt too tired. Being out in the fresh air does that to me. I am sure all the excitement helped.
I just stayed home and relaxed and did some more of my knitting. I'm looking forward to church tomorrow.