April 20th, 2004


House on fire! House on fire! Put it out! Put it out!

As I write this, there is a house on my street that's burning. My friend and neighbor called as she stood watching, and all I could do was ask which house it was and whether there were "people" there. She asked if I meant "fire and rescue workers" and then reassured me that there were in fact "people" there who were struggling to get the blaze under control.

The house is a little ways down the street, but because of the direction of the wind, my house will likely smell of charred personal belongings for a while.