Gray Flannel Dwarf

2/13/2003

The worst smell in the

The worst smell in the world is “burning house”.

I’m sure many of you have walked by a building before that is on fire, maybe smelled it, to some degree. But I assure you, until you have been in a house that is burning, this smell isn’t such an alarm…

I have experience with this…hence the shots of adrenaline that hit my head as I walked in my front door yesterday and smelled burning.

I ran around the house looking, looking…M’s space heater? No. The stove? No. The fireplace? No. I couldn’t find anything…. but I know I smelled it, especially in the entrance hallway.

For some reason, I went back out the front door, I guess to look around…and then I notice a huge pink sign on the front door of the neighbor directly across from me.

“ENTRY TO THIS BUILDING PROHIBITED UNTIL REPAIRS ARE MADE”.

Yow..

Throwing some garbage away later, I went down the back staircase, in hopes I could see a little more regarding what happened. It was dark out, but I look up and see a huge (about 10×4) piece of plywood covering a blackened piece of the condo, and on the ground, I see what appears to be the remains of a balcony, piled up in a blackened, ugly mess. After looking again this morning, i realised that it was only part of the balcony, mostly the rail that faced what must have been the site of the fire.

I wonder what happened. I think the damage must have been SEVERE.

I am heading to Toronto in a bit. Cheers!


cswiii @ 11:02 am

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