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Old 08-04-2011, 06:07 PM
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Grass fire outside my door


Yea. My son started the weed wacker in the grass and started weed wacking in barefeet (that's my son for you) and turned around and there was a grass fire. WE ARE SO DRY HERE. He ran for the hose but yesterday we had run out of water in our cisterns and there was a vapor lock in the pipe that the hoses attached to so , NO WATER!!. He tried to use the weed wacker to get down to bare dirt but not fast enough. He started stomping it with his bare feet. He has a 3.4 in International relations but has a bit of a judgement problem. He ran and got us and we did have our shoes on and got a wet blanket and hauled a bucket of water to it and got it under control before the fire guys got there.

So all is well, I am off to the store for bluberry sorbet for a purple heart award, aloevera juice, and various burn goops.

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Old 08-04-2011, 06:14 PM
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oh my goodness so glad you are all ok! Your poor son must be hurting pretty good now and I can imagine its hard to walk for him at the moment..I pray his feet heal soon and that you all did not get to much smoke inhilation or burns putting out the fire.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:17 PM
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That looks horrible, and I bet your son doesn't feel very well either. Sorry this happened.

The ground is so moist huge mushrooms are growing in my yard. But then all the plants are going through drought. Not to the extent you are getting though.

Hope all turns for the better, and have a nice day
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:19 PM
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Holy cow! Glad everything is okay. Give him whatever he wants. Barefoot stomping derserves reward despite the outcome. Glad you were able to contain it.

PS Emergency medicine x30 years. Keep it clean, dry, and no oil based "goo".
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:12 PM
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YIKES!! Glad that you all got it under control, Mara.

Sending good thoughts for your son, poor fellow, just trying to tend to the place and fell victim to a whole series of bad breaks.
This reads like one of those "no good deed goes unpunished" situations, huh?

Sure hope he isn't hurting too much - I might be packing my toasted feetsies in that icy sorbet.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:25 PM
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Eek! I know that was really scary! Grass fires can be so unpredictable! Thank goodness it had a happy ending.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:36 PM
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Praying for a speedy recovery for your son, hopefully next time he weed eats he'll wear shoes.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:54 PM
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My OKC girlfriend said about my barefoot weed eating fire stomping son; As Forest Gump says; "Stupid is as stupid does".. His judgements aren't to stellar. He started the fire by starting the weed eater in the tall grass instead of the caliche road. It was 107 out and 22% humidity. But he was there and tried his best. We all had more than one thing to learn from this. I still got him some mango sorbet as a purple heart award.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:20 PM
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I would have been afraid of there being snakes in the tall grass.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:24 PM
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All the snakes have left to go find water.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:29 PM
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They just plowed the field at the end of my road yesterday and today because it was so grown up with thistles and dried grass and bushes it was a major fire hazard. They do this every year out here. It would not be a problem to have a fire if it went towards the river but there is no garantee of that and it could level out all our houses way to fast..so they plow it up...then by fall it all starts growing back till the winter freezes..then in spring it looks just beautiful again. And so the cycle continues. We need rain so bad now. None of the wildlife except the birds come across the river much right now.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:38 PM
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yup, its dry out there. Were lucky. We almost left the kid home alone and went out to go swimming. we would have come home to god knows what.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:50 AM
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So glad everyone is OK! For the burns try putting wet cool tea bags on-the tanic acid in tea is good.

As for going to the pool and him being home - this is prrof to my hubby that such things should not be done by anyone home alone! At least a neighbor should be around you just never know what could happen!
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:58 PM
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The name of you town/city is very ironic.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:35 PM
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My Mara...surely hate this happened..Pray all is well...Blessings!
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