Saturday, March 27, 2010
Finally over....I hope
Well, in my earlier post I had thought that things were on the mend, and after a nap I'd be up and about. But before I could say 'good night', the power went out. It's now 8:55, and it just came back on. They're still out there working...Verizon, Con Ed, some enormous truck with a giant-sized vacuum. We're all so hungry, I immediately put the food on to warm up...(had no gas either). So, I just wanted to let you all know that we're all right. Got an awful headache from all the stress, and my body is completely worn down. You know how it is after that adrenaline rush wears down.
I just wanted to share something that happened today with our 911 system. Now, just before the car blew up, I had looked out the window and saw all the smoke. My neighbor upstairs came down and said the car was going to explode, and they tried to call the fire department back, but their phone service had been affected. Why the fire department left, I will never know because flames were shooting up out of the man holes. So, I dial 911 from my phone which, by the way, is in the bedroom. My neighbor is watching the car out the front door, and he's saying "Oh, the flames are on the roof now". "The tires are blowing". "The hood is melting." In the meantime, my bedroom is too close for comfort. So, I when the operator pick up, I tell her what is happening, give her the address, and tell her to have the fire department hurry. She tells me, "Now, hold on, I'm going to transfer you to the fire department so you can give them the info."
I tell her that the car is right outside my window and ready to blow, that I have to get out of the room. My neighbor's screaming, "Hang up." But, still she tells me to wait. Then, I get the fire department, and they're asking me all the same info...address, borough, cross streets. By now, I am hysterical and telling her that all I want to do is get out of the room...and now SHE is telling me to hold on. I'm screaming, "It's gonna blow. I don't want to get hurt." And the last thing I heard as I was hanging up was 'hold on.' And, as I ran through the bedroom door, the room shook as the car exploded. Thankfully, my windows didn't bust out...but I sure am gonna write the news about this one.
Thanks all of you for your concern. Gonna go eat now, and just climb into bed. Love ya all.