The neighbors across the road from us lost their garage in a fire this week. From the time we heard sirens, saw the fire, to it having burned completely with many explosions, and dying back down was 5 minutes. Literally… I took photos and checked time stamps. It’s sobering how fast that happened. It puts life and death regarding fires in perspective. The neighbors were gone when it happened, and I’m pretty sure they still aren’t home. What a thing to return to.
It sparked many conversations regarding fires with my kids. It’s a strange place to be in, completely outnumbered should I need to get everyone out quickly. Praying that never becomes an issue.
The fire happened three days after the ditches filled up with rain to overflowing. Can’t help but think that was good timing.
Tonight Blaine’s sister, her husband, and their five children arrive for the week. My house is full of very excited children hoping to stay up until midnight or later to greet cousins when they arrive. I think not… so mean. Blaine has the week off, and we’re finished with school until after Thanksgiving break.
And, just for laughs, today, mid-worship service, Ellie yelled “Hello, Baby!!!” down my shirt. It would seem she thinks this is the way to communicate with her baby brother. Let’s hope she likes him as much when he’s in my arms instead of merely making snuggling momma an interesting struggle to fit on a diminishing lap.
She’s clearly a deep thinker, eh?!
I feel so bad for the neighbors. That’s going to be frustrating to come home too. I know I wouldn’t want to come home to that!
Ellie’s funny. 😉
Charlotte Moore says
How sad for the neighbors to have lost their barn. Thank the LORD it wasn’t their house. It sure looked close to the house in the picture.
Cute pic of Miss Ellie. I think she was in deep thought. HA!! Funny girl!!
I would say it was a blessing it had rained a lot.
Have a wonderful time with all the company this week. I would be stressed to the max. HAHA!!
Kirsten Pankratz says
Oh-my! As bad as that fire is, I’m glad it was not a house, especially your house! Ellie is pretty funny. It’ll be interesting to see what she thinks of being a big sister. Ava (2) totally ignored Jimmy Ray for the first year of his life but now that he’s 13 mo., he’s her “best buddy”. The other day I was folding laundry at the couch and I heard her sweet little voice say, “I love you.” “I love you too, Ava.” I said with out turning around. “No! Not you! I love Jimmy Ray.” She says while flapping her arms up and down. Alrighty, then. I’m glad you love your brother.
Hope you have a great, crazy, fun time with the house full of company. Mine is coming in later today, but not as many kids. I’ll be thinking of you! Don’t know how you sleep so much company in a small house. Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
Tim @ Families Again says
Just visiting everyone and welcoming them to or back to the crew.
I am also glad that it was not their home, but how terrible that they even lost the garage. Please let them know that I am praying for them. Even a lost garage can cause heartache and be bothersome.
Tim from the crew