Todays post in English
No, I didn’t wake up to someone screaming those words at me
It was the middle of the day and I was awake
Had just gotten home from the store
The house was burning
Flames licking up trough the roof
It had already spread to one neighbours house
Sirens could be heard far away, but getting closer
«The help on its way»
But not quickly enough
Flames doesn’t wait…..
They work fast and ruthlessly
Luckily not in my house…
but in a row of 5 houses..
Just below our street
Thank God it was the middle of the day…
No one got trapped in the burning houses
But there were drama and panic
6 fire trucks at least
A man crawls on to the roof of his house, only in a t-shirt and shorts….
a garden hose in his hand…
ducks under the smoke and tries to stop the fire from getting to his house..
He is ordered back down by the firemen
It is to dangerous
Not worth it
Other houses near by are being asked to water their houses and lawn
It has been dry for so long
People arriving on bikes
Dogs that are never walked this way – has been dragged along by their nosy owner
People standing on rocks
HAS TO SEE!!
«what is it with people» ? I think to my self
Standing on my terrace with panorama view of the burning houses below me…
Staring like everybody else
Saying to my self that I have to be watching out for the fire not to spread to my house
Actually I don’t live close enough for that to happen…
If I am being honest…
Especially when the firemen has arrived with their big firehoses…
They are in control now
But I keep on watching
For a long time…
There is something about flames
attractive in a scary way
and of course rooting for the firefighters looking so awesome standing on the roof of the burning house
But 6 apartments are totally burned out!
Thinking of what that means for 6 families!
Everything they owned is gone!
«Stuff is just stuff and you get it back trough the insurance»
«The most important is that no one got hurt»
BUT STILL….it must be permitted to be sad about what you’ve lost as well!
That favorite dress..
Maybe a christening robe that has been used for generations?
Jewelry from a dead grand mother?
drawing from the kids
the youngest favorite toy that she just cant sleep without
and not to mention a home
When do they get that back?
Not for year at least
Living temporary for a long time….
My thoughts goes out to the families who lost their homes last weekend
Stuff is just stuff
But that’s easy to say when you still got all of yours….
I wish you all a good weekend
❤ ❤ ❤
AND REMEBER TO CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR – IT SAVES LIVES
if not houses!