A couple friends brought me ..us.. pizza for "cheer" during a horrible cold I had.. so in my usual unthinking mode..I threw the pizza box into the fireplace where it instantly exploded ..next apparently setting the chimney burning with sounds like shots as it whooshed it's way up up and through the top over the roof with showers of sparks.....we know... since no matter the cold....we tore thru the door and out to see if we would need to vacate.
I turned and tore in...grabbing the phone dailing 911 answering...yes we would stay out of the house...here is where we are located...okay....but I did go back in to drive my car out of the garage....below zero...in no time three sheriffs...the mayor...lots of firemen..were swarming over the house looking for hot walls...even up to my closet...the attic..(was told that place was tight)..
Suffice it to say I kept my house...have a new liner ....a cleaned hearth and better system for enjoying calm.... quiet evenings with a book..... in the conversation pit where the rug is wrecked and I'm waiting for an estimate....
Now back to the sigh of ...is it really finished out in the barn..are they not going to need dinner tomorrow????? will the last cute sconces be installed by Mike even if Kevin is gone to other snow filled yards ... maybe it would be cosy to turn up the cove heat right above the top bunk...climb the ladder with a mystery from one of the drawers in the nutty sort of chest with 8 inch square spaces I filled with paper backs by the dozen...........
Ooooh flannel sheets spotted color exploding ...lush bright blanket ...feathers galore comforting..Yes...next week when I get back from Chicago...a must...find a friend???
It's almost sinful to have this much fun. Altho the fire did sober any suspicion that all days are fun...but I can segregate my fun days pretty well from the not so fun days....I've lived long enuf to have learned how........come and see what I'm talking about....OK???
GOODBYE...your friend JoAnne