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Well it doesn't just rain, it really pours.
Last Monday at 5.30am I was woken up with a bang and all the smoke alarms blasting out on all cylinders. I flew out of bed (*first mistake) and rushed into the kitchen to find flames lashing up the wall from the cooker, the intercom was blaring and the voice on the other end asking me if there was a fire? Yes, I shouted gasping for breath (copd)
Next there was a gorgeous fireman at the door (the alarm goes straight to the fire station) he ushered me out the back door while the other fireman dowsed what was left of the fire and made the cooker safe meanwhile, yet another fireman was trying to find my four cats and and reassure me that they were ok, (he found them hiding under the bed bless....)
I'm now coughing up soot and when the ambulance arrived, they took over from the *gorgeous* one to help calm my breathing down and made me a very welcome cup of tea because I wouldn't go to hospital. *Flying out of bed like that aggravated the copd and caused a bad flare of my fibro' and rheumy, thankfully the surgery had filled the script for my new pain killers which I'm now taking. Up until two days ago I was still blowing soot out my nose!
Since all that happened, the cats have stayed really close to me and follow me where ever I go. My Lady (that helps me in the home) set to and started to clean the walls and celling but it's going to take a long while before I can have it re-decorated, she also went straight out and found a new microwave and toaster for me but, I'm still waiting for the insurance to tell me what will happen about the cooker.