Friday, May 2, 2008

All is well for now

Thanks everyone for your well wishes. I went over to the house today to check in and could not believe my eyes. The 60 acre "preserve" that burned all night comes right up to our property line in the back and it is completely burned right up to our property. As a matter of fact, it is still smoldering. DSC02883
This picture was taken from the cage that covers our pool. The green grass is our property and you can see right where the property ends is where the fire ends. DSC02881 Talk about a close call! There are pieces of ash and things all over the yard like this DSC02887 but I can certainly deal with that. The fire dept is still in the neighborhood and the news cameras are right next to the house but it looks like everything is under control.
Here's some better pics of the house. This is the awesome pool DSC02889 Wanna come for a swim?
and here is the back of the house looking thru to the front. DSC02885 I just can't wait to get in there.
Last night there was a little concert at Julianne's school. Here she is with a couple of her friends.
DSC02878 If you look really closely you can see Richard and I way in the back row. Oh and even better news. Turns out I can keep the kids at their current school which they are thrilled about!
Well we are getting ready to go to Richard's company picnic at a hotel on the beach. I'll be bringing my camera and posting about it tonight or tomorrow. Thanks again for all your well wishes. So, How was your day?

9 comments:

Monnik said...

I know who I'm staying with when I visit Florida... :)

Cool pool!

But wow, what a close call!

Julie said...

Wow that pool is awesome! So glad the first new exactly where to stop!

Bella said...

I'll be down when you get settled. It's awesome...when we moved here we looked at a few houses with pools and then Kim and I looked at each other and said...we don't want another thing to clean , do we?...so no pool...over 2 years later, we realize we are morons! IT IS TOO HOT HERE W/O a POOL!

Sandra said...

Bella, pick me up on your way to Barb's house (even tho I'm further, lol) - I'm packed already!!

I'm so glad the fire knew where to stop - thats almost spooky - what a close call!!

jillytacy said...

The house is beautiful and the pool.. .Wow! I think the house must be meant to be. Amazing that the fire burned so close but didn't damage your future property. It must be destiny! Very exciting!
If you're inviting people over for a swim, I'll come down for a visit.

Debbielou said...

Phew ! That was close.
What a fantastic house & pool - Beautiful !

Pattie said...

I think somebody "up there" wants you in that house, intact, with no fire damage! Wow - that was close!

The pool is awesome. When's the pool party?? I'll bring the margaritas! :-)

Becky said...

So glad the fire went out, it was so close. I pray y'all don't have to worry about it in the future with summer coming. Good deal that the kids get to stay at the same school. What area is the new house in? When do you plan on moving? Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

WOWIE!! Glad the fire stopped!! That pool lookes VERY inviting, Plans are coming together later this week rather than last, Go figure,
I will keep you updated, Love Love! Angie