Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Close Call

Had a bit of a scare here yesterday, was sitting watching TV and could smell smoke for a while, which isn't a strange thing down here and Tori ran in and said "Fire Mummy" to which I calmly replied "yeah I know" until she put out her hand and said "Come look" and yes there was a fire in the paddock next door to us. The winds were EXTREMLY high and blowing towards our house so I was a "little" panicked..until I noticed it already burnt through the fence and was getting close to the driveway..and the neighbours house..I ran down to see if they had anymore hoses but they were sorted as a passerby had stopped to help so I ran back to our house to ring 000 and get our hose out... Long story short 5 firetrucks later the fire was out and everyone/thing was safe..I got some photos but only after everything was settling down...I felt a bit funny last night but I think it was a combination smoke inhalation, ODing on my ventalin and shock...So Spring is here and the bushfire season is up and running with predictions it will be worse than last year :0(

I'd LOVE to cut the 5 acre paddock right next to our house but don't feel like doing it with the push

3 people who made my day :0):

Julia Dunnit said...

OMG when you mentioned it the other day, it's not how I envisioned it...typical non-local! Frightfully close, no wonder you had everyhting is OK, can I please remind you how beautiful your surroundings are on a bright clear day?

Angie said...

I do not know how you cope with threat of bush fires ...but then I expect you are used to it all.

What a beautiful place you live in ...but what about spiders and ... snakes??? Take care of yourself and your wonderful family.

Payne Holler Cards said...

yes...that would have been scary! but you sure have some gorgeous gorgeous views!!!!!