Saturday, February 28, 2015


On Wednesday morning I was getting ready for work when I heard some sirens.  That's not unusual since the firehouse is nearby.  But then I heard more.  And more.  And closer and closer they came.  I looked out of the front door and saw a fire engine right across the street.

Then an ambulance came.  And another fire truck.

By this time I had moved to the third floor where I could get a better look.  I was looking around to see where the fire was and all of a sudden I saw the smoke.

And then it got worse.

The fire was two blocks away on one of the side streets.

It was a two alarm fire.  I thought for awhile that I wouldn't be able to get out of my street to get to work.  I am so thankful for our brave firemen.  It's a hard job and they are the best.

The smoke got less and less and finally the fire was out.

It was quite an exciting way to start the day.

Friday's weather:
Light snow/cloudy
High:  30 degrees
Low:  22 degrees
Sunrise:  6:37 a.m.
Sunset:  5:50 p.m.
11 hours and 12 minutes of daylight

9 days to Daylight Savings Time starts
17 days to St. Patrick's Day
36 days to Easter
21 days to Spring
114 days to Summer



  1. So glad it wasn't your house on fire and hope everyone is pretty much ok that was in the building that was on fire. Yes, firemen are great and I have some as friends! Looks like you are staying cold in PA. It has been cold these past couple days here. I bought some plants today so that will help me with my spring planting, when it comes. Take care!

  2. I am thinking you would rather do with a little LESS excitement!!

  3. What a way to start the day! So grateful for the men & women who serve. Their job is especially hard in this colder weather.

  4. Glad you are safe and it wasnt your house on fire. We need to respect our firemen and policemen more than we do....they have a very hard job. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Great "Play by Play"!
    I could almost smell the smoke.

  6. Wow- glad to hear that was not your home. ....
    I wonder how it happened? a candle? a heater? a faulty wire?.....

  7. Fires are always SO scary. I can remember seeing my uncle's barn go up in flames- a total loss and how devastating it was. xo Diana

  8. Kathy, I think fires are heart breaking....such ruin. Hope everyone was safe. Take care of yourself and Joe...spring is so near now...I just hope we can make it thru this next snow storm . Bless you, xoxo,Susie

  9. My dad was a NYC fireman. Back in the day when they didn't drink and get into fights in the fire house. We watched a fire from our bedroom winow, my mom and I, I was quite young, it was around the block from us. A young man died in it, I can still remember his wife's screams. To this day.

  10. Firefights are the best and I definitely know that as Grenville served for 27 years in the fire service in NJ. Hope that no one was injured in the fire, which did look pretty bad in your photos.


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