The musings and meanderings of a mixed media artist and yarn junkie who loves to knit,spin, crochet, make elemental figures, write and enjoy life. I try to follow the wheel of the year and enjoy each day of it. My art reflects that spiritual journey.
Chimney fire at the moggie home
Great trauma today, we had a chimney fire. Fire had been on around an hour or so and we were busy preparing for visitors when the house filled with dreadful smells and smoke everywhere. Bits of stuff falling down the chimney on fire etc. Mr Mog checked outside and flames were coming out the top of the chimney. We rang fire brigade and they were already coming because someone had reported it. But get this, whoever it was did not bother coming to ask us did we know chimney was on fire. We were very very lucky, it had died down when fire brigade arrived , Mr Mog had actually filled a metal bucket with burning coals and dumped them outside, not mayb e a good idea from safety point of view but it worked. I was banished to next door as my chest did not appreciate smoke and allowed back in a couple of hours later. Annoying thing is that as we moved in in June we had chimney swept, guy charged more than he quoted and obviously did not do anything like a good job. We had a friend sweep it after fire was out and he still got buckets full of soot out. So now the mog is warm because the back boiler actually works on heating radiators. It has shook me up a great deal because part of me is thinking what if we had gone out or it was bed time??? Also the new smoke alarm the fire brigade installed in July? It didn't make a squeak. Off to0 await the visitors:)