posted on Nov, 18 2019 @ 05:42 AM
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: pheonix358
Um yeah, he's not that far from me, perha p s all the cell towers are down and the entire area has no reception, it's possible I guess, as far as
power goes, solar with batteries or generators will fix that issue.
Finally got comms up thanks to my son. The concern on this thread is overwhelming. Phones are down, as is power. And yes, I stayed to fight for my
home and my neighbor's house.
When I knew everyone was safely out I guess I was in my element if I can describe it like that. I think 'pronto' would understand. 'Eff' the fire
coming. I'm okay, bit of flash burn and eye/ear problems which the doc assured me would mend over time. My first and 'effin' last time I get my ears
syringed out. Male nurse, need I say more.
House is standing but everything around up to the front and rear doors is burnt and melted. Very hot for 10 hours. At 5 am I sat down and had a
smoke. Have lost a lot but the 'home' still stands against the torment. The old saying, "I'm getting too old for this sh1t." Certainly rings true
as I am feeling it. Head space ain't good but I'll get over that.
There are some funny aspects too which I can relate later like looking blankly at the end of my fire hose for a few moments when the water gave out.
(A WTF moment) or racing inside followed by burning embers and hot footing around putting the sparks out. (darkness) I heard the cats meowing at
this time so I shon my torch under the kitchen table. No, they were the least bit concerned with what was going on, just lying on their cushions,
just meowing for a feed. Or, "The Chooks!!!" I Just grabbed a rubbish bin and negotiated my way past the blazing machinery shed to the burning coop.
I opened the coop, scanned with the torch about the smoking nesting boxes. Only saw an egg! Found them (chooks) in a corner at the opposite side of
the chicken coop. Old mate rooster had the hens rounded up a had pushed them into a corner away from the flames. They were quiet and I got them in
the bin except for one hen that lost the plot and cut a groove and shot through into the smoke. Found her dead the next morning. Sad, but what else
could I do. Stored the chooks in a small cage near the vege garden and went back to work. The last hours saw me using buckets from the small spare
It was good to see daylight when it was all over. I'd dearly like a fellow member to come and visit, take some pics of the destruction around and
perhaps add to this thread. If there is someone nearby who can get the time to do that it's now safe to do so. I wouldn't want to tell the story
myself as it would sound like bullsnip. Truly.
I will add more, this thread is uplifting. Again, sorry for not being in touch sooner but I think you will all understand.
My kindest regards,