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Close Calls

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some people might call me unlucky.  after a potentially fatal car crash this summer (i walked away relatively unscathed), i woke up this morning to the sound of the smoke alarms in the house going off and my bedroom filled with smoke.  after walking around the house, i found the source of all the commotion- the clothes i had put in the dryer before bed had caught flame and were quickly filling the house with smoke.  after dousing the dryer with water to extinguish the flames, i called 911 and firefighters were on the scene in minutes (i now want to be a fireman when i grow up!)

anyway, after two close calls, i don't consider myself unlucky, but quite the opposite, i feel rather blessed.  how easily could either situation have been fatal?  so i guess what i am trying to say is that nothing makes one realize what a blessing life is like a near death experience (or at least a really close call) and remember to wear your seat belts and put clothes in the dryer when you're around to make sure it doesn't burn your house down.



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We had a vent fan motor burn up at the gallery during Sunday's reception. It is a very good thing that it happened while the building was full of people. I hate to think of what would have happened if it had smoldered in the ceiling tiles without being detected.

safety first!

9/10/2003 1:58:07 PM
stargrazer
glad everybody's safe. i almost got deported in immigration to england... tell you more later. take care all...9/11/2003 11:18:37 AM
ben
Nearly broadsided by a red-hot pineapple last Thursday at the laundromat...9/24/2003 1:44:01 AM
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