Friday, July 13, 2018

An Exciting Fourth of July

The fourth of July didn't start out ll that exciting. It was a pretty normal day. Temps were in the 90's and still no rain.

But, about 9:30 p.m., I grabbed a beer and went out back to watch the fireworks from the patio. Some were quite impressive!

When they slowed down, I went back inside, only to hear somebody frantically ringing the door bell. WTF? I opened the door and there was a kid hopping around like he had to pee. He said, "Mister, your bush is on fire!"

I followed him outside (I should have gotten the fire extinguisher from the kitchen first). By the time I got out there my neighbor, Rick, had put it out with his fire extinguisher. Two more neighbors showed up. Then the Redford Fire Department rolled up.

They insisted on walking through the house, even though I told them I had three smoke detectors. They said it was procedure, so they did.

I felt bad for the bush. It was an arbor vitae I had planted there when I first move here. Fortunately, it was on the corner of the vestibule, which is stone.

I took a picture for you the next morning.


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