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    Unhappy Fire!

    So i went to my parents house Christmas eve. having one of the best ever watching my son open up his new gifts (and daddy getting his new tool set)

    I was just getting ready to sink my teeth into my mothers PRIME prime rib and i get a call from the next door neighbors telling me that my house has smoke coming from the roof and window...

    so i rush home witch is a 30 min drive i made it in 10 and when i show up, sure enough, my apartment is on fire. and the fire was in my plant room. so me and my girlfriend knew if we went inside we had to be fast because we could already here the fire dep. coming and we can only grab a handful of things so ran in and she grabbed all the pictures of our family and a box of as much of her clothes she could stuff in.

    you guys should already know what i was going in for

    i went straight to my sons room and grabbed his favorite blanket and his favorite snuggy bear then went to my plant room to see how bad things really were and the hole wall was up in flames and half of the other wall where my terrarium sits on its table and. the fire was so hot and so close that the plastic around the top of my tank started to melt. but i ran in and grabbed my nepenthes alata and threw it right in the tank (crushing a brumannii and my capensis in the process), grabbed it as fast as i could and got the hell outta there.

    they ended up getting the fire out 5 hours later not a hole lot of our things got wrecked BUT everything in my plant room and half of my sons things but nothing of my girlfriends of course. but i lost a lot of plants,seeds,lights, everything that i had for growing is gone with the wind it sucks i finally had a good little collection going and bam just like that Santa forgot to put out his cig and left me the best present of all.... but at least i saved my droseras my nepenthes and my venus. somewhat. i think a few got to hot and are looking kinda ify! serious heat stress!

    so that's my Christmas story of 2011... hope yours went better

    p.s. o ya i for got to mention the ring i got for my girlfriend for Christmas, i gave it to her 4 days early it was to big so i had it lined up to get it sized but she didnt want to do that she wanted to show it off... well after the fire we find out she lost it.... FML!

    what a Christmas

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    glad everyone is ok and the damage was no more then it is but geeze...

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    sorry about the losses but in the end glad you guys made it out ok


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    Wow! The grinch sure took a bite out of your celebrations - bummer. Let us know when you get back on your feet & I'm sure the TF community can chip in to help you rebuild. I know that I can make a few spares ...
    All the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    Wow! The grinch sure took a bite out of your celebrations - bummer. Let us know when you get back on your feet & I'm sure the TF community can chip in to help you rebuild. I know that I can make a few spares ...
    What Ron said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    .... I'm sure the TF community can chip in to help you rebuild. I know that I can make a few spares ...
    absolutely.... I have the heli end covered

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    Man, that sucks. So caused by a cigarette, you say? Amazing how many fires those little things manage to cause. Well, most importantly, you & your son & gf are okay. The other stuff is just that -- stuff. It can be replaced.



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    When you get settled I have a couple extra pings I can send your way.
    Glad you are all safe!

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