Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Big News In A Small Town

On Sunday we had something of a street party.
You see, nothing much ever happens here, so it doesnt take much to bring out the neighbors...
Like a controlled burn, for instance.


This was the view from my bedroom window when I woke up.

You can just barely see the smoke rolling out of the eaves in this picture.

This one is a good shot from my neighbor's front walk.

The fire men kept lighting the house on fire and then putting it out. They never did get it all the way out, though. Smoke kept roling out those attic windows. I don't know if I feel safer knowing that they have some practice or less safe knowing that the attic continued to burn the whole time....

About 2 hours into the drills the fire cheif finally smahed in the windows and every one backed out of the house. Within 5 minutes the flames shot out of the roof. From this point the firemen just controlled the fire and let it burn to the ground.

Notice the people on the street right in front of the house? Only in a small town...

At this point Jonah ran home yelling, "Marshmallows! Marshmallows! Daddy, marshmallows!"

All that is left now is a pile of ash!

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