Monday, April 18, 2011

All The Worlds A Fire!

Well Readers Friday had me in a panic, everything is fine but I was in a panic none the less!
Wildfires were EVERYWHERE, we get a few just about this time every year but with little rainfall and 60mph winds they are just out of control.Over the course of Friday as I was delivering I heard over the radio...

"Wild Fires in Archer County" (ears perk up)
"Wild Fires near Lake Diversion." (Concern )
"Wild Fires in Lake Diversion Park." (Panic)
"Wildfire in Lake Diversion controlled, One cabin lost. (Gut wrenching)
  (That little blue circle with the flame is right on top of where Lake Diversion is.)
Everyone started calling me, worried that our beloved Casablanca was the "one cabin lost". Thankfully the fire was nowhere near the Casablanca and the cabin that was lost was an abandon one. But it takes an eye opener like this to get everyone's attention and make them realize just how fast everything can disappear.
(sorry for the low quality it was taken on a cell phone, that's whats left of the cabin a pile of charred rubble)
The Casablanca was lucky, they say that fire was started by swaying power lines causing a short and that it could happen anywhere. we did have some minor wind damage as the gusts were anywhere from 45 - 60.
(Toppled bar & wind flipped lawn furniture)
This was the worst of it, and I don't think it will be that difficult to re-grout the tiles back on the bar top.  We did have a few things inside the bar break.
We lost a glass shaker that had red writing on it with recipes for various drinks. I think this has taught me to only stock the outdoor bar with metal stuff (There's a shaker at Target i've had my eye on) 
The other casualty (that I've been kicking myself for) the set of awesome six star-burst drinking glasses that Debra over at  Zootsuitmama sent us is now a set of five. I wish I hadn't left them out there but oh well we'll sweep up the glass and keep right on going. Thank goodness for now everything safe, I brought a few of the more important things home with me just in case we have another Wildfire outbreak before I'm back out there. Hope everyone's doing well!



1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Gee!!! Glad you are okie doke, and bummer about the bar and glassware, but that can be replaced!

DearHelenHartman said...

Happy for you that Casablanca is safe. Have family in the area so will stretch our prayers for them to cover the whole area.

Rueby... said...

Glad to hear the Casablanca is safe! And sad to see that glass break as it appears I have two little buddies from that set :) Not sure what mine are for, but they are 2 or 3 oz little guys!

Retro Keith said...

ugh the winds are crazy lately! glad the house is ok

Jim said...

Gee Mick, be safe ! Glad to hear Casablanca wasn't touched. Yes, we've heard about all the fires out there.

Zootsuitmama said...

Luckily, I have extras!! I'll send them. Just glad you and the Casa are ok!

Amber Von Felts said...

OH happy day, no serious damage! I'm glad you and yours are ok!