Monday, February 18, 2008

Flashback to November

This afternoon I had to cover the aftermath of a house fire that happened this morning. Fortunately the elderly couple had gotten out of the house safely.
It was hard because when I got there the workmen were boarding up the windows and covering the roof with a tarp.
The last time I watched someone board up a dwelling was three months ago, when my mother's house was damaged by a fire, and she was miraculously rescued in the nick of time.
She is living somewhere else, a lovely place, but her house of 52 years is just sitting there, with a pile of ashes from I don't know what still sitting in the front yard.
There are a lot of trees, so the mess is not that visible to passersby. You really have to stop and look closely to see the mess.
But it's definitely a mess. With a capital M.


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh that is so sad honey. we had a fire once in a condo we owned that sarge's mother was living in and it was awful, especially for her. kiss kiss to you...

smiles, bee

Casdok said...

Am glad to hear the elderly couple got out safely.
All very sad.