The Day I (almost) Burned Our House!

Ha!! i wish this wouldn't be true.. but funny like that it kinda is:P so lemme start with the beginning:
remember how i say that i love to light candles all over the house? see where this goes to?? oh you haven't heard it yet.. so patience.. it will get there.. ok so i lighted candles all over the house ... it was smelling like vanilla .. all was happy in the world... at some point i felt it started smelling like hot iron.. and i was like.. hmm that's not good.. cause we don't do horseshoes in here:P.. so i started tracing the smell.. heeey what would you think??? one of the wacky candles in a metal candle holder was going out of the loop and started a small flame.. but being close to the wall i was kinda worried.. but as stupid as i was i didn't take the candle holder away from the wall and put it a safe place to stop the small flame.. instead i yelled for a towel!!!!.. husband ran to get me the said towel.. but what my smarty pants freaking out does meanwhile???.. yup.. grab a glass of water instead... you see where this goes??? ok hang in here for a while... so i grabbed the glass of water and without hesitation i started pouring over the small flame.... the second i was doing that i heard the voice in my head saying:
..."darn you screwed up this time.. you know you shouldn't have poured water over an open flame.. remember??? you've read about this a couple of months ago in an article.. that's why you asked for a towel in the first place... remember??? remember???"
And as this small annoying voice was running in the back of my mind.. i see it started... a huge flame started spreading over the whole wall to the ceiling and moving on.. i was just numbed i couldn't move .. my husband yelled to get out of there... while running towards me(like in the movies:P)and i was just staring at it thinking .. "wow this would be a great movie effect!"... i know as stupid as that:P
anyway 5 seconds later.. it stopped(thank God before reaching the electric sockets .. otherwise we would have had a big movie effect.. remember??).. i was still there staring.. my husband made it to me and got me away from it.. asked me if i was ok.. i was .. and i didn't even have the all burned out hair like in the movies:P... bummer right??:):):)
anyway now we're left off with a huge flame spot all over our wall and ceiling... shit.. we need to paint again... so after letting it dry for a few minutes then wiped the wall and the ceiling with a soft clean cotton cloth we started painting:P happy times.. i get so grumpy when i paint.. especially the ceilings:P anyway.. long story short.. at first hand it was getting gray (remember how the black and white turns out gray?? yeah it does:P) but then third hand everything was starting getting a white shade.... now today i have to get another coat and see if the gray truly disappears..

All in all .. lesson learned... water doesn't extinguish the fire... try a towel .. faster next time:P Also.. i can do movies effects just as easy:) but i don't think anyone cares for that:):):)

So this was the day i almost burned the house... technically i actually did it, not almost did it.. but it sounds better this way:)

Oh i gotta go now.. work and paint job.. that sounds like a dread full day to me:P

randomtuesday


19 comments:

MaryRC said...

i think we all have had that day. mine involved the stove and oil in a pot that i forgot i turned on... oh yea flames to the celing, what did i do, grabbed the hot pan and threw it out the back door on to dead grass... luckily it didnt catch, but my hand was fried.

Widge said...

scary! I would have thought to chuck water on it too. Glad you guys got it under control :)

Cairo Typ0 said...

Hi stopping by from SITS! :)

I would have thrown water on it too! *eek*

Jane In The Jungle said...

Whoa...so not good!
But gald you didn't burn it all down!!

Michele said...

I agree...I like your chosen title better, regardless of accuracy. :-)

Anonymous said...

"This is the day you will always remember as the day that you almost burned down the house"
- Jack Sparrow

Shell said...

Too funny!

Brandi said...

Wow! I'm so glad everything turned out okay. It sounds exactly like something I would do too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Twincerely,Olga said...

hey thanks for stopping by!!!Wow! I am dying here but seriously glad your okay!!

Jessica Jones said...

Cute blog! I am going ot have to visit so I can oogle over your craftyness!

The Rambler said...

Oh.My.God.

Paranoia is grateful you have told her about the towel/fire/no water thing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Katie said...

Oh my gosh! So glad to know that you are okay!

Amy said...

Gosh it sounds like I was at your place. I am glad all is well..

blueviolet said...

Water would have been my reaction. I'm glad your house didn't burn down!

the monkey's mama said...

i love the movie effect thought. So funny! Glad everything was okay in the end. I'll always remember towel :0

Kim said...

Oh my gilr! I think you need to get a candle wamer!

I started a hot pad on fire last week and I think I acually ran it under water to put it out. Thank goodness it did.

Anjanette said...

Oh My Goodness,

I am so glad that you are ok.

Now if they can just market candles with the same ambiance and feel...

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh lady! I would have freaked out!

Glad y'all got it under control!

The Wifey said...

Explain to me why you -don't- use water to put out a fire? I've never heard that one...

If anything I thought a towel would catch on fire?