Monday, June 15, 2009

My Neighbor's Home

My youngest son, Matthew, and his girlfriend was sitting on the front steps of our house, before it got dark, and noticed smoke coming out of the neighbor's house across the street. Matt came in the house, got me to look and it was on fire. I called 911 and told them there were dogs in the house. Rhea's car was there and wasn't sure if she was or not. So Matt went over knocking on the doors and windows, along with another neighbor. He went around the side of the house and starting jumping up to look over the fence and saw the flames in their kitchen. I couldn't find her number, so I called my oldest son, Chris, who was friends with them. He didn't have her number, but told me where to call for her parents. They were with her parents and got to the house. My heart just broke for them seeing the firemen carrying her dogs out to the front yard, limp. She has beautiful dogs, Huskys I think they are. She loves them so much! They have the prettiest bright blue eyes! The firemen gave the dogs oxygen and even tried CPR on one dog. She had two older dogs and 4 older puppies. I helped her Mom get them to her car and called the Vet for them. They rushed them to the Emergency Vet office. One of the puppies died in the house, and last I heard they were working on Yukon. Others were fine. Yukon has been around a long time! We all know Yukon! But so heartbreaking. Rhea just gave us an invitation to their wedding next month, July 25th. I just spoke to her the other day out front about it and told her I had it on my calendar! So much going on in their lives and this happens. I had a difficult time trying to sleep last night. Please keep Nate and Rhea in your prayers!

Chuck had his other kidney blasted this morning! I got a couple hours sleep and was afraid of over sleeping - don't you just hate that? Everything went well. I hope they find out soon what is causing these stones. He's getting tired of them! :) 3rd or 4th trip now - I can't remember!

One more thing to share: Yesterday, I was cleaning house and was in my grubby shorts and t-shirt. Decided to go into town and get Mom and I some tacos! Just a quick trip, ya know??? So I did! Then went to McD's and got a sweet Tea (yumyum!) and Mom a Coke. I made the turn to go back the other way and right at the traffic light - my car dies! I was so embarrassed! People were blowing their horns, flipped me off - like I could help anything! Anyway, Police came behind me (Thank God!) and I got the wrecker there. I was out of gas! I was looking at the gas station from where I was sitting! No one to push me! So he loaded my car up on the wrecker and TOWED me to Sheetz! Put gas in my car and he had to jump it cuz I was so nervous holding up traffic I stalled out the battery trying to start it!!! LOL OH! And my hair was up in a pony tail and my bangs, which needs cut, were pinned up on my head and yellow flip flops that I crocheted red eyelash yarn around. Now wasn't I a pretty sight??? LOL But that turned out to be the most expensive tacos in my life! I have all the luck! hahaha


Ghost said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news but I am glad that your son saw it to catch it as soon as he did.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh!.. You had me crying, then you had me laughing!! My prayers and best wishes go out to your neighbors, and to Yukon... I hope he's ok.

Bunny said...

Oh Beth! Thank God your son and girlfriend were sitting where they were to see the fire. I'm sorry to hear about the puppy but, glad nobody got hurt.

Sandy said... need a (((((((((HUG)))))). So sorry to hear about your neighbors, how sad to loose so much, hope they have good insurance. How grateful they must be though that noone was home. Sad about the dog; but it sounds like it could have been so much worse.

Good Luck on the stones, poor hubby. That doesn't sound fun at all.

YOu know if you'd been all pretty, nothing would have happened. Murphy's law I'm afraid.

Hang in there, give yourself a break...come take a couple of virtual trips on my blog, it will help you get your mind on nicer things.

Sandy scroll through you'll find something to help you feel better

Crochet Princess Beth said...

LOL Chuck isn't my "hubby"...we've been together for 8 1/2 years. Was a "fiance'" but in Dec. he "demoted" me to girlfriend... :)