Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
F I R E !!!
Yesterday afternoon as I was peacefully painting, I got a panic call from my daughter. Seems a brush fire had broken out, she wanted help. She had called 9-1-1, then her husband, then us. My husband was just coming home and I met him in the garage - he handed me something to put away and sped off, meeting my son on the driveway. So both of them headed up to her house. I quickly changed shoes and grabbed a jacket and took off.
When I arrived my husband and son-in-law were on hose duty, my son and daughter were going around the perimeter with a shovel and rake trying to get it under some control. I was told by one of the firefighters to go to the road and make sure the rest of the crews pulled into the right place.
By the time it was over, 4 local fire departments had been called in.
Fortunately my daughter was home, or it could have been a total disaster. And, fortunately, she was able to get all of their vehicles moved to safety and the fire moved away from the house, not toward it.
You just never know, life can change in the blink of an eye.