?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Fire signs

After a whole day of stomping out fires at work, trying to meet a hot deadline, I'm getting a little late dinner onto a plate and anticipating a quiet, if short, evening.

My phone rings. It's my sis, avventura1234, who's had a call from some neighbors. They're out on the road. They've left their oven on, with a loaf of bread inside, and could my sis run over and turn it off?

Well, she's stuck at work, so she calls me. I put my dinner down and walk over to the neighbors' house. My niece and nephew are already there, and nobody can find the spare key, and avventura1234 is conveying messages from the neighbors during pauses in her busy work.

No smoke, no burning smell, and no way to get into the house, so we're about to wander off back to my dinner when my niece sees a fire--at a different house, three doors down. Flames erupting in a window box and licking up the porch post, ready to rock. We go flying over there, catch another neighbor, reel out a garden hose, and put it out.

Then my phone rings, and it's my sister again, this time with clear instructions on finding neighbor number one's spare key. We dash back and let ourselves in. The oven is on high, the loaf of bread is black and smokin', and we save the day AGAIN!

\0/

How much do we rule?

Comments

( 21 comments — Leave a comment )
lamentables
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
You totally rule!
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
Yes, we do agree. :D
roxymissrose
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
Why...you're...The Batmen!!!!
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)
Hee! We so are.

Or...the Hose Beasts.
(Deleted comment)
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
I don't go to the gym. I'm just naturally like this.
(Deleted comment)
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
I've got more than one.
(Deleted comment)
emeraldsedai
Aug. 2nd, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
You know me of old.
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
And a crossover.
altariel
Aug. 1st, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
Wow! Well done!
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
I was still grinning about it when I woke up this morning.

I'm sure that must have looked rather odd.
(Deleted comment)
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
I'm picturing something like the Flying Spaghetti Monster only with garden hoses where his Noodly Appendages are, and maybe a few housekeys clinking around.
forodwaith
Aug. 1st, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Good work!
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
I think I should bill the fire department for saving them the trouble...
pennywhistle
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Whoa!! You need a cape!
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
That would be fun!
vchrusch
Aug. 1st, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
Impressive, very impressive.
emeraldsedai
Aug. 1st, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
On reflection this morning, I think the oddest and coolest thing about it is that in the case of the fire that was actually burning, nobody will ever connect me and the kids to the "good deed."

Kinda weird. But nice.
llaras
Aug. 3rd, 2008 11:54 am (UTC)
zomg, to the rescue! you guys rock!
emeraldsedai
Aug. 4th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
We have been patting ourselves on the back all weekend and being generally obnoxious with the storytelling.
vampirefan
Aug. 13th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
wow... somehow i completely missed this post... you are all heroes!!!
emeraldsedai
Aug. 13th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
Hee! We are!

I love your icon.
( 21 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

Stumptown
emeraldsedai
DarkEmeralds

Latest Month

December 2018
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow