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 !!!

As "they" say - Life is what happens when you make other plans.

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.


Christiane Kingsley said...

I am so relieved that everyone in your family is ok.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Deb - what a blessing no one was hurt or any great damage done. God was looking out for all of you. Hope things stay quiet today. Have a good one.

RH Carpenter said...

Oh, my!!! So glad she was home and everyone could help out - nothing serious but I imagine very very scary!

laura said...

How scary! Your daughter kept her head and got everyone mobilized--you must be proud of her!

Ginny Stiles said...

OMgosh…what an adventure! We once had a fall dry cornfield catch on fire near our home in Wisconsin and we had to call the fire department in and it was touch and go for awhile It's amazing how fast they can spread! Glad it all went okay in the end.

debwardart said...

Hi all - yep, kinda scary for sure. But all's well that ends well. No injuries, no damage to house or vehicles - or the dog pack!