Explosion #1, get down on the floor. Explosion 2, 3, & 4 what the hell…..are we under attack?
My sister was talking to us, standing up against the driver’s window of our truck. We had already said our goodbyes, when all of a sudden all hell broke loose.
Our initial thought, we were being attacked by cruise missiles.
We all stayed hunkered down around the truck until the explosions stopped. Then there was a dull silence, and people started coming out of their homes in shock.
Fire trucks, along with police cars, are flying toward us. The neighbors across the street from my sister’s house had their electric meters blown off of the wall of their homes. The walls were black; all electrical appliances were blown…power was no longer functional.
Bulldog Man and my sister ran back into her house to make sure there was no fire, or electrical damage. After pulling containers away from the wall, it was evident her home surge protector took a major hit. It was fried, and the wall around it was totally black.
The local Fire Chief, along with several city electricians, and the electric company, went door to door making sure everyone was okay. The game plan was to check homes for miles; to put out fires, pull breakers/meters, and appliances.
A complete grid of homes and businesses were affected by this electrical accident. Apparently a high tension electric line was dropped onto a city feed electric line, and this caused the major explosions, along all the damage in every home/business (as of last count, close to 2 million dollars worth of damage).
There’s never a dull moment in our lives. If you want some sort of excitement, just hang around Bulldog Man and I. :-)
On another note, I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day with their loved ones. Bulldog Man and I have this agreement; we don’t go out and spend money on flowers or candy on this day. Prices are astronomical for Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day. Usually the flowers only last a couple of days.
After Valentine’s Day, I picked up ½ price candy, a small box to satisfy that sweet tooth we all get.
I placed an order for seeds this year with Park Seed. I had a hard time going through 10 separate catalogs to determine who I wanted to order from. Park Seed was my pick, and I ordered peas, beans, tomatoes, and various flowers to add to my seed stash.
We’ve pulled up all of our feed lot panels used for fencing, and as trellis, in preparation to set them up in a new location on the property. This year Bulldog Man and I will be starting a little bit later on planting seeds along with planting fruit trees. You heard right, we’re going to plant fruit trees this year (peaches, plums, & apples). I also want to plant a Meyer lemon tree in a pot; this way I can move it inside to protect it when it gets downright cold here.
Here’s another clue of the surprise coming up in 2 weeks. Can’t wait to share with y’all this surprise.