Sunday, December 10, 2006

Productive weekend & added excitement!

This is the weekend I wanted to get ready to put up our Xmas tree - not that I am actually going to get the tree up by Sunday evening, but I needed to do the deep house cleaning that needs to be done before bringing the tree in. Stuff like moving furniture, vacuuming under the rugs and washing the wood floors - icky dirty stuff. The living room looks good, and yesterday the kitchen looked pretty good too! Today the kitchen is still clean but there are piles of things not yet baked or cooked, and because I will be doing these things in the next 3 or 4 days, its silly to put it all away. So what else did Morgan and I get finished this weekend?
  1. We made 7.5 pounds of fudge
  2. 6 dozen oatmeal raisin cookies
  3. 5 dozen double-chocolate crescent cookies
  4. Morgan made chocolate peanut butter candy with her Aunt
  5. All the laundry is washed, folded and put away
  6. I finished 2 books on tape - Entombed by Linda Fairstein and Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris. I'm getting ready to listen to The Kills also by Linda Fairstein
  7. Half of the gifts I've bought - are now wrapped
  8. The refrigerator is cleaned out and washed

Now for the excitement - While I was washing dishes I heard an explosion. I looked out the window and saw smoke and flames across the highway near the train tracks. by the time I grabbed the phone to call 911 - the fire had spread to about 10 feet wide and within 3 or 4 minutes it was probably 80 to 100 feet wide. The good news is that there isn't too much brush to fuel a fire and the fire department arrived very quickly. Of course I grabbed my camera and took a bunch of shots - I even got photo credit for the one featured on WestportNow . Here are a few others

1 comment:

JulieZS said...

wow that is a lot of baking! What the hell exploded? Good pictures of the blaze. I'm glad it was on the other side of the highway.