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Crazy Christmas!

vijaykumar's picture
on December 29, 2009 - 7:24am

i hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. mine was a little crazy.

very early that morning i opened the flue in the fireplace, started a nice cozy fire and started cooking my holiday dinner. the house began to fill with smoke, the smoke alarms went off and i started to get worried ... i had opened the flue, so what was the problem? began to worry that something might be blocking the flue (had not used the fireplace in a long time) and decided to put the fire out. i hit it with my fire extinguisher ...

bad idea ...

the house immediately began to fill with smoke. in seconds i could not see across the room. i grabbed my dogs and put them in a back bedroom, opened a window so they could breathe and began to run around the house opening doors and windows and garage door and setting up fans ... all the while running outside to breathe every couple of minutes ... the fans did not help ... so i called the fire department to ask them what i should do ... they told me that they would come and clear it out for me ...

while i was waiting for the fire department the smoke was pouring out of my front door and garage ... it truly looked like the house was on fire ...i thot my Christmas was ruined ...

well, it took them about 20 minutes to clear out the smoke and they discovered that the flue was CLOSED!! it had been open to begin with and when i moved the handle, i closed it ... UGH!!

the good news is that i was able to go ahead with my dinner and Christmas plans albeit with the house smelling like a campfire instead of Christmas ham ...

leave it to me! ... lol ...

otherwise, my Christmas was wonderful and i hope you all had a great one too!!

hugs,
lynn

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