FIRE.

I didn't post much this week; work was busy, I had a doctor appt, my building was on fire. Oh yea, my building was on fire. If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen the chaos I had the other day....

I got home from work on Tuesday and was just sitting at my table, reading some blogs, when I heard glass shatter. I was almost positive it was the little shit that lives next door. I was like "he must have broken a window", so of course my nosy ass went out to see. I open the door and there is glass in front of MY door. The fire extinguisher had been broken open. At the same time I noticed and smelled a ton of smoke and the girl across the hall (that doesn't live there, no idea who she is) yelled at me: THE BUILDING IS ON FIRE WE NEED TO EVACUATE. I was like WHAT. And she was like THE BUILDING IS ON FIRE WE NEED TO EVACUATE!! I heard her the first time, but for some reason "what" just came out of me. Like I obviously must have heard her wrong because fire is my biggest fear and I cannot die in a fire. I am not going out that way. So naturally, I immediately went into panic mode. 


The boyfriend was in the bathroom and I went to the door screaming THE BUILDING IS ON FIRE WE NEED TO EVACUATE. And he was like "what?!" And so like lil miss doesn't live here, I yelled it again and louder. I freaked out! First thing I need to grab... DeNiro!! But he had already ran under the couch to hide. He knew. Robert had to lift the couch up and DeNiro ran out and into the bedroom into the closet. And I'M LOSING MY MIND, pretty positive the fire is outside our door and we're all about to burn to death and all I wanna do is save my baby boy and get us all out alive but he is too scared to understand! It all happened so fast, but we grabbed him and shoved him in the cat carrier as fast as he would let us. 

Then I'm expecting us to run out the door but un-paranoid boyfriend is grabbing our cameras (the new Nikon's we got $$) and he's like grab your laptop! And I'm like THIS ISN'T THE TIME TO GRAB THINGS! And he's like "we don't have insurance" and I'm like WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!!!! 


We got outside safely, noticed the fire was contained in one apt and the firemen were already here (the station is only 2 blocks away) so I knew then that everything was gonna be fine. But the fear was too much and I put DeNiro in the car and sat in there and started hyperventilating. But only for a few seconds and then I got myself focused because WE WERE FINE.

 
I'm so dramatic. Anyways, the boyfriend was all amped up over the excitement and decided to put our new cameras to use. Here's a few shots of the firemen doing what they do.




The apt this happened in belongs to our manager. He is a super cool dude, best landlord you could ever ask for. I feel SO bad that this happened to him, even though it was his own mistake (he left oil cooking on the stove and left to run a quick errand down the street). After everything had calmed down, the boyfriend had gone up to see him and had overheard him on the phone crying. It makes me want to cry. I wish there was something that I could do for him. Any suggestions? What would you do if your neighbor had a fire?

Also, we're def looking into renters insurance. 

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!!


20 comments :

  1. I realize this was probably scary while it was happening but reading this IS CRACKING ME UP SO MUCH. I would have reacted the exact same way: 'WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE! THIRD DEGREE BURNS ARE NOT TANS!"



    Basically I'm dramatic. And this was awesome.

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  2. Yikes! I am glad nobody got hurt!

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  3. i'm glad everyone/thing is ok! but that is totally traumatic. i would also be trying to scoop up my dogs and i'm sure they'd run away just to make matters worse haha. but glad you guys are ok!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  4. Hahaha I can't stop laughing about it either. I had the bf read this last night and he was dying. So funny in hindsight

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  5. Renters insurance seriously costs less than $100 a year around here - totally worth it. And is it bad that I just want to know if any of the firefighters were hot?!

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  6. holy shitballs, I'm glad you're ok! I'm with you, I'd grab my dog and high tail it the f*ck outta there. For your landlord, maybe make him some food? that he can heat up in the microwave? I've never had anyone turn down cookies. It's the gesture that matters.

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  7. me too! i just feel really bad for him :/

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  8. seriously, nothing scarier than fire and nothing more important than the fur babies! :)
    but looking back, it was all pretty funny how i acted haha

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  9. haha i don't know i was way too frazzled! some of them were old and the maybe younger ones had a lot of gear on so i wouldn't have been able to tell

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  10. that's a great idea! i'll find something thoughtful on pinterest :)

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  11. I absolutely KNOW I would overreact and freak out. When I was little I would go around Making sure the oven and appliances were off because I was scared of fire. Still am.
    So glad everyone is ok!!

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  12. renters insurance is totally worth it! but glad none of your stuff was damaged :)

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  13. I think a fire would be one of my worst nightmares too, especially because of my pets... some people are like, "Leave your pets and just get out!" But I couldn't! My dogs would be pretty easy to get out of the house. I would just have to say, "Squirrel!" and they'd be at the door. Cats are a hot more difficult. I'm glad you got DeNiro out, even though everything was fine!

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  14. That is scary!! Good thing the fire was quickly contained, and yes, renter's insurance is a good idea, and it's not usually too expensive. We pay about $100 per year for ours.

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  15. That is totally scary! I'm so glad everyone was ok. I think I'd probably bake cookies. I realise it's a totally not proportional to the loss of fire.

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  16. Thank God no one is hurt.,, if this were to happen to my neighbour, I'll calk the fire fighter first....

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  17. Ok the gifs are all perfectly placed and priceless! You're an awesome writer and are good at making us feel like we were right there when it happened! I'm so sorry for your landlord, but am glad everyone and DeNiro (what an awesome name btw) was safe! The campaign you started is so very thoughtful and nice! Perfect way to help out a neighbor!

    Nailah

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  18. HA, I love that last gif. And I am glad to hear you guys are fine. Renters insurance always sounds like a waste until you do need it, so...there's that. :)

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  19. Kathy@Vodka and SodaOctober 20, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    i'm glad that no one got hurt but i have the sads for those who lost things in the fire :(

    on a lighter note, firemen ARE SO HOT. that is all.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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