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More excitement and a lifestyle change

Friday, January 27, 2017

All kinds of interesting things happen on our
usually quiet street. Tonight it was anything but
quiet with 3 fire trucks and an ambulance in
front of our house. The ambulance was just
a precaution.
For some odd reason, our chimney caught
on fire and one of the firemen was leaving
the bar and smelled a strong smell of smoke.
That is not so unusual as we are not the only
ones with a wood stove or furnace. But he
drove over and the fire department spent 2
hours getting things under control. There is
a faint smoke smell on the main floor and
the second story but more so in the basement.
Now that they have left, we have both decided
that the wood furnace will no longer be used.
It is kind of a shame but sooner or later we
would have stopped any way. There will be
lots of mopping tomorrow as there are muddy
boot prints from all the guys coming in and
going out into the snow. Guess I see cardio
in my future. Several asked me how I could
be so calm and just go from place to place
and work with them. Well, what's a woman to do?
After this last week with GF and her antics,
I can't get excited. It never dawned on me to
be anxious. I must have nerves of steel LOL!
Time to settle down for the night. Glad I do
not have to take a personal day to clean house.
Keep smiling! Life could always be worse. HUGS!
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  • GABY1948
    SO thankful you have nerves of steel! That is always good. I don't have them wish I did. And hoping and praying ALL your excitement is abated soon FOR GOOD!

    Glad you are both safe and won't use the wood burner anymore!

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    1289 days ago
    God had it all under control. That's why you were calm. I hope you don't have too much cleaning to do.
    1289 days ago
  • JUSTA123
    Glad it was caught in time!
    1289 days ago
    glad it was caught in time and you are all safe . hugs
    1290 days ago
    You are a real trooper. You must have nerves of steel. It was handled well and there were no human casualties. Take care, you are an amazing lady.
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    1290 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    So thankful you are ok and didn't lose your home. Also happy it appears there was no major damage either. Not that you needed the extra work but I am sure by now you have it all whipped into shape again. I am sure you will miss the wood furnace but as you said you would have eventually had to give it up. I know many people who have their wood furnace out in the yard and pipe the heat in to avoid the fire hazard.
    Many years ago my grandparents had a small fire similar to yours. The piping went thru the wall and they thought the excessive heat caught the wall on fire. Luckily it was caught quickly and only minor damage. Grandpa solved the issue by cutting a large hole in the wall so the piping didn't touch it!!
    1290 days ago
    That could have been a very different story...... Way to go!
    1290 days ago
    OMG Talk about fate or destiny. If that fireman didn't leave the bar and smell the smoke. I am glad everyone is alright. Yes, I think you do have nerves of steel. I usually get through a crisis and then when the shock wears off lose it. emoticon
    1290 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    Wow! How lucky you were to have such observant folks!
    Glad everything is OK!
    1290 days ago
  • LIZZIE138
    I'm glad you are doing well. I don't think I could have been as calm as you.
    1290 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Wow! Very glad you are OK. And yes, it does sound like you have nerves of steel!!

    1290 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Oh my gosh, Marsha! I'm so thankful to read that no one was hurt, and there was very little damage. Chimney fires are stealthy and dangerous. Thank God you and family are OK. Yes, I agree, you do have nerves of steel!!!!!
    1290 days ago
    Thank goodness someone noticed and called for help. Usually you don't see a chimney fire until it has spread. As awful as the cleanup is, it could have been so much worse. Can your insurance company help?
    1290 days ago
    It sounds as though you are both ok and I am grateful for that! I wonder if the chimney could be re-worked or if that would cost a fortune these days... Whew! What a fright! Good thing you could stay calm! I bet the firemen don't see that too often!
    1291 days ago
    Well, that's just too much excitement for anybody (even someone with nerves of steel!) emoticon
    I hope the cleanup goes quickly and you have time to enjoy some of the weekend. emoticon
    1291 days ago
    OH my goodness. So glad that firefighter smelled the smoke in the air! Glad nobody was hurt.

    HUGS and hope that's all the excitement for awhile! Bet Francine makes an appearance getting things cleaned up1

    And yes, I think you do have nerves of steel, Marsha. If you're like me, you get thru the crisis/situation THEN "let go"!

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    1291 days ago
    Whoa, some excitement indeed. So glad that there wasn't any worse outcome than smoke and mud. Still, there's a lot of work ahead of you this weekend. Take care and take it slow. emoticon
    1291 days ago
    What a coincidence. i had all kinds of problems with my furnace today and men came in and out to fix it! I'm glad though that you are okay and you weren't hurt! emoticon
    1291 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Goodness!! I am glad you didn't have major damage and the fire was caught by a very observant fireman!! I does sound like you will have a little work ahead of you over the weekend. Take care and God speed.
    1291 days ago
    I'm glad that there is no major damage to your house except a smokey smell and muddy boot prints. emoticon
    1291 days ago
    Thank goodness you guys were not hurt!
    God bless you and keep you on your journey! Have a fabulous day!
    1291 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    I'm glad there were no injuries or major damage to your house.
    1291 days ago
    Thanks for sharing.
    1291 days ago
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