Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Great Greenhouse Fire of 2009

Today was Sumas Days in Sumas, WA. We started out the day with a parade. It was a very fast parade, starting at 11:00am and ending at 11:23am. Quite entertaining! Then we went to the Sumas Park for a Hot Rod Show and a kid's carnival. We walked around, played games, and ate hot dogs. Evan was extremely tired from playing all day the day before, so he decided he didn't want to stay. Grammy and Papa brought him home early while the rest of us stayed. When Papa got home, he decided to use his flame-torch and burn some weeds. When we pulled in the driveway, Papa was weed-wacking. He turned off the weed-wacker to talk to us. As I turned around I noticed what looked like smoke in my greenhouse. I asked what it was. Gordon, Papa, Brad and I all started walking towards the greenhouse realizing that in fact, it was smoke. Holy Cow, what's burning? Apparently, Papa got a little too close to the greenhouse with the flame-thrower and the smoldering weeds and hot concrete got the door and the door frame hot enough to start on fire.

I know, I was huge wasn't it? It could have burned up the whole greenhouse. My poor Gourds and Pumpkins. My potting soil, and my many hanging baskets could have been up in flames.

It's a really good thing that I have a fireman for a husband. Whew-he saved the day again.