Through this I missed some training but managed to put in a solid workout on Saturday and then again on Monday. After the fire I was definitely having some issues with stress and smoke inhalation but with a few good workouts under my belt I seem to have worked though and look forward to getting back to the normal routine.
|The morning after, some light charring!|
|Fire spread quickly to the bedroom.|
All that you see in the above pictures stems from the oil pan not being in its position to collect the grease drippings from the grease pan, which seems to have been dislodged over the winter and was sitting on the base of the barbecue.
In the span of three minutes I went from standing at the barbecue about to flip the steak to answering the door and then coming back to the barbecue to see the deck engulfed in smoke and flames within the next two minutes. In the moment standing in smoke, deciding what to do Shauna was on the phone to 911 which is what saved our house as within the next five minutes the house had caught fire and had started working its way up to the roof.
The only thing I managed to do was to close the door to the deck which saved the interior of the house from the flames, other wise there would have been even more damage. The moment that hit home was when we realized kitty was still in the house and the realization that she would head to the closet which was in the direct line of the fire. As we watched the fire spread and waited for the fire to be brought under control and the moment the fire fighters could transition to finding our kitty. After thirty minutes we were reunited with kitty and she was shaking from the experience as were we.
After a long night we packed up a few things we could take for the night and headed over to Shauna's mom's house. We have been here now for six nights and are settling in and kitty has her purr back and is happy with her new surroundings.
|Kitty has a new home!|
We are all well and happy and enjoying our time at home and the home cooked meals. Thought about skipping this Sundays Calgary marathon but in the end decided get after it!