Growing up in Burrwood

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Our Van went up in flames

Yes, Bill’s van is totaled. He had said earlier that day that he could smell something hot and was going to take it in to be looked at the next day. Later that day he was running some errands when all of a sudden smoke started coming up from the steering column. He was going to pull into a empty parking lot but before he could get there flames started showing. He pulled over, jumped out and called 911 but by the time they got there the fire had taken over and hope was gone.  He called me at home and when he said the van was on fire I about lost it. At least I knew he was alright but the thought of what could have been was terrifying. It was a blessing though that it happened when it did. You see, the next day I had to take my future d-i-l to Madison for some pre-op tests for the surgery to remove her brain aneurysm next week and Bill was going to take Brody to school and pick him up.

Can you imagine if that had happened then and not when it did? The thought of that just makes me literally sick. Having to get him out of the car seat as fast as you can would be the first thought but at the same time being scared that it might not unhook like it should is a terrifying thought. I can’t even bare to think of that and push it out of my mind when it pops up. I just say … Thank you God!

As I was going to get Bill after he called that’s all I could think of and kept thanking God all the way there that Bill is safe and that it didn’t happen when he had Brody with him.  Cars can be replaced so even though it’s a terrible thing to have happen we are truly blessed. God was watching over us for sure.

They say trouble comes in 3’s… Last night William was on the computer when a message popped up saying to back up the files because disk crash is imminent. I certainly didn’t want to lose my pictures that I recently put on there or my music so I spent a good deal of the night copying them. I’m hoping the health scare Bill had a few weeks ago was the first of the 3 and it’s over now.

It has been a busy time around here as of late but I know Terry has kept you all up to date with us. Thanks Terry.

I do hope all is well with all of you. Things can change in a flash so please… Take good care of yourselves and each other.