Sunday, August 2, 2015

Too Close for Comfort

I was debating about sharing a story with you that does not have a happy ending but thought it maybe a good lesson for all of us so I will share it with you today.

Last Sunday (like every weekend), I was having a nice afternoon nap.  And please tell me you all nap too because my hubby thinks it's crazy that I am not under the age of 4 and nap.  I was awaken by a ton of fire truck sirens.  I didn't really think much of it because there is a fire station about 1/2 mile from my house.  But then it sounded really loud so I decide it was time to wake up and see what's going on.  

I peeked through the windows and saw a bunch of people standing across our little street but didn't really see anything else.  I was still a bit groggy but figured out I should head outside and see what's going on.  

I open the door and I looked out and the first thing I saw a BIG BLACK CLOUD of smoke right in front of me.  There were about 6-7 fire trucks on our street.  The way that our development is setup we live on small alleyways with a set of 6 houses (3 on each side) and  we share a backyard brick fence with the neighbors.  The house that was on fire was across my alley right in the back of one of my neighbor's house.

I immediately called my hubby to let him know how close the fire was.  My son was getting his swim lessons and it didn't make sense for them to come home since there was nothing they could do.  The fire department responded right away and was in position to stop the fire from spreading so I didn't really think that our house was in real danger.  Let me tell you, seeing a fire this close to your home just creates an immediately feeling of fear that your house will burn too.  Especially since it was a bit windy that day.

Luckily, my neighbor escaped with a few bruises and they weren't harm but their house is uninhabitable.  I remember going to a fire show a few years ago and the firefighters did a demo to show how quickly fire spreads in a few minutes. The fire fighters were incredible and put the fire out within 1/2 hour but the entire house was burned.  The only additional damage was my neighbor that shares a back yard wall with them (a few melted and shattered windows which is pretty minor in grand scheme of things).

The fire was started by an electrical shortage that ignited the curtains and it just spread from there.  My message to you today is to develop an escape route and meeting place in case of emergency and make sure you have a fire extinguisher at home.  We do no have a plan or extinguisher and this has since changed.  I think we all don't think a fire could happen to your home but it really can happen to anyone.  

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So now back to some light fashion talk.  I received my Jord watch for review a few weeks ago and have been wearing it non stop.  I really love the natural color of the wood and the weightless feel of it.  The wood makes it an interesting conversation piece and I love that they use sustainable wood to make the watches.  

I am so excited to be hosting a Jord giveaway.  There will be 3 prizes ($75, $50, and $25 value) to use towards your own watch.  Please see below for entry details.  Good luck!

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