March 4, 2009

Too much excitement

The east side of my house is only an alley's width from the house next door. On Saturday night we heard screaming and went out to see dense smoke coming out of their windows. We later found out that a halogen torchiere lamp had caught the curtains on fire. By the time the fire department arrived, the eastern end of the house was engulfed. Thank heavens no one was injured. I'm still waking up at night, notice the night light and then really wake up, thinking, "fire"!

View from my back yard when I was checking for sparks in the dried grass that is so prevalent here at this time of the year.

Meanwhile I've been busy catching up with personal & business bookkeeping so I can file my IRS return - I hate this time of year and every year tell myself that I won't procrastinate so much next year. Ha - Hasn't happened yet!

The small addition is looking good. I like the orangish color I used on the window. I did the same color against dark olive green for the back door. The building and painting has been about my only creative outlet recently.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Yeah, way too exciting there. I'd have nightmares and probably would call 911 every time the neighbors lit a match.