Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!




Hi, DH here!  We are staying home this 4th of July, and literally spraying our roof with water.  It is HOT here.  We've been breaking heat records every day for a while now, and on top of that, we've had no rain at all.  Conditions are super dry, and fires have already broken out across the state.  The news people have stopped talking about "vegetation" on the side of the roads, and now refer to it as "fuel."  It's scary.

Yesterday I heard an explosion from down the street.  Definitely a firework, I thought.  A few minutes later, we smelled smoke, and then it was obvious a fire had started about a half a block from our house.  Neighbors were already in the street as thick white smoke billowed up from the vacant lot next to a new construction project.  I didn't see it happen, but I think the guys that were out there working in 85 degree temperatures were the ones who put it out.  By the time the fire truck rolled up (and it was only five minutes or so), the fire was out.  We went over and looked at it this morning; in the brief time it had burned, it had jumped the street onto a property with a house on it, and had started their bushes on fire.

Scary.

We hope everyone has a Happy, Healthy, and SAFE 4th of July!  Especially if your yard looks anything like ours.  






10 comments:

  1. I remember many a 4th of July outside watering down our roof. Stay safe and I'll be happy to send you some of the rain we've been having here in Texas.

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    1. Hi Leigh! Sorry you are underwater heheh. We survived the 4th without burning down, yay! :)

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  2. Happy 4th of July to you, Julia and family DH. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. Stay safe, those fires sound scary!

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Hi Roz, we are having a lovely Sunday, although it is supposed to be super hot once again :p. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  3. Oh my, stay safe this holiday weekend!! I hope you all have a happy day-after-the-4th! Lol. It was a great weekend over here.

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    1. Hi Maggie, we did have a safe holiday yesterday, thank you! There were a number of fires due to the fireworks last night, but none close to our house. :)

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  4. Hoping for the best. Be safe and take care. K

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    1. Hi K - nothing burned! We had a safe 4th and the kids had a blast. Thanks for your kind wishes!

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  5. Hope all went well... No fires!
    We've had lots of rain in this area creating lots of mosquitos!

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    1. Hi Minelle - yep, no fires in our neighborhood, whew! People still went crazy, but nothing burned. Sorry about your mosquitos! That's not fun either. :)

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