Sunday 29 March 2020

Bit daft, could have been worse

Bit of drama this afternoon - the young family next door, presumably looking to keep themselves occupied, decided to clear out their garage.  The local recycling centre is closed until further notice, so nobody can take any stuff to the tip - the young husband therefore decided to burn what he could.  He did use a purpose-built incinerator bin in the back garden, but was throwing all sorts of stuff in it, piling more on when it burnt down a bit.  It's been very windy today, bit of an odd time to have a fire though.  After a while, they moved to the front garden (our front gardens are very sheltered and much warmer than the back) and sat outside eating their lunch.  To cut a long story short, the inevitable happened and the dustbin fire got out of control, the flames fanned by the wind, and set fire to their big double gate.  Luckily, my husband saw it and raised the alarm with them, he got our hosepipe connected up and between them he and the neighbour put the fire out.  It's a good job the neighbour had the sense to move their 2 cars back out of the way before he started burning stuff, doesn't bear thinking about what might have happened if he hadn't.  I don't think they'll be doing that again in a hurry.

I've done nothing today, too much pain.  Couldn't do any exercise and had to resort to taking paracetamol.  It is easing off a bit now though.  I feel totally fed up and a bit depressed today, hopefully tomorrow will be better.


  1. Blimey that was a close call! Thank goodness your hubby noticed. Who lights a fire in this wind? Numpties! Hope you’re feeling better tomorrow xx

  2. It is all adding up for you . Then the dumb turd next door decides to burn a pile on a windy day. Some folks have NO common sense.
    Sometimes you just gotta laugh or you are gonna cry.
    We all enjoy reading the good and the bad in your life....makes us seem normal too.

  3. Scary! Hope the pain eases quickly. I wonder if the cold weather aggravates your pain? If so, I hope the warm weather arrives soon. xx

  4. Hope you feel better soon.
    What a stupid person - well he won't do that again in a hurry. Ihope!

    Julie xxxxxx

  5. Oh, my word, that could have been a lot worse, couldn't it? A lesson learned, I suspect.
    I'm really sorry yesterday was such a bad day for you. Sending love.


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