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Thread: Talk about a stressful day.

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    Talk about a stressful day.

    There was a fire in a second floor room in the house that my house share a wall. I was working on a new qiult top and I heard a lot of raised voices next door, but that was a normal thing for a large family. It wasn't until I heard a woman say my children are out here in their night clothes did I begin to panic and went out side to investigate. My grandson gave me palpations, when he grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran next door into the house to help . Came back out, got the second one and went back in. Of course we were yelling for Devon, and his friend Nelson to come out and leave the fire fighting to the firefighters, that were just around the corner. A few of us neighbors gave what ever to dress the people, and my daughter took the little ones in our house out of the cold. Everyone eventually came out of it okay, I hope. No holes in my bedroom wall so I'm blessed.
    My grandson shocked me with his rushing to help, and that he knew where we kept the fire extinguishers. The Red Cross showed up and since I went back to my basement I don't know what they did.
    Payday I'm buying another extinguisher, seems they are as necessary as anyone says.
    As if that hadn't sent my sugar and blood pressure up, watched the Raven's and New Englad game. We yelled just a loud during the game as we had during the fire. Still to up to sleep, I think I'm going to take a sleeping pill soon, I've got to settle down.
    Don't want another day like this one for at least ten years.
    Nothing beats a try but a failure.
    We all fall short of the mark.

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    I'm sure you've already thanked God no one was hurt, no home burned to the ground and that your team won. It was exciting but probably, all in all, the best day you've had in long, long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    I'm sure you've already thanked God no one was hurt, no home burned to the ground and that your team won. It was exciting but probably, all in all, the best day you've had in long, long time.
    I really love this response and observation! Brilliant!

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    I'm thankful no one was hurt and hopefully you can let the stress go and have a good night. May God Bless

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    God blessed you and that family with a quick thinking DGS and his friend, Thank you Devon and Nelson. Take your sleeping pill and everything will be stress free in the morning.
    Last edited by valleyquiltermo; 01-23-2012 at 03:52 PM.
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    It is wise to have working smoke and CO2 detectors on every floor. Your grandson and his friend were very brave, especially since they went into a working fire with fire extinguishers. Glad no one was injured. Watched the last half of the Ravens game with 10 yr old nephew and his little friend, they were so funny, wish I had their energy. Maybe next year the Ravens will make it to the Super Bowl.

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    Not sure any more, but you may be able to get those fire extinguishers refilled. I have never used mine.

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    Some days you are the windshield - Some days you are the bug

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN View Post
    Some days you are the windshield - Some days you are the bug
    Ain't that the truth!

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    Wow! So glad everything is OK...and that things didn't turn out too bad. Kudos to your Grandson for quick thinking...give that boy an extra hug...
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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