The Chief’s Version of Our House Fire

  As promised, I have the story our fire chief shared about our house fire. He shared this with our community at our annual fireman’s ball. There were many tears at our table. And a standing ovation for my two little heroes. “On the night of Feb 8, 2012 we were called to a structure […]

Medals of Honor (and some other things)

The local fireman’s ball is always a highlight in my life.  I LOVE the fireman’s ball.  I love to dress up in a pretty dress.  I leave the kids in someone else’s capable hands and I have a night out.  I get to see fire fighters recognized for works of service.  I eat a great […]

Our home…Decisions…6 Months Post-Fire

I have been decidedly quiet on our plans to rebuild after our house fire in February of this year.  We have been undecided as to whether or not we were going to rebuild, or simply buy another home.  When we first lost our home we were able to rent the house next door within the first week […]

Fear of Another Fire

  Today while we were cleaning up, the vacuum started smoking…   We were all right in the room – Jason and me and a bunch of the kids.  I’d told J it wasn’t working right and so he had looked at it and was watching and listening to it as Marrissa was vacuuming the […]

Thankful Thursday, Fire Edition

(There might be a few of these Fire Editions of Thankful Thursday.) Seven G, I want to thank you for your presence of mind, your great driving and your immediate response. I can tell you are still a fire fighter at heart, though you no longer serve your community in this way.  I know we laugh […]