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Jul. 29th, 2006 | 10:20 pm
mood: stressedscared outta my fucking life!

There is a HUGE propane/gas explosion. You live roughly a mile away from it. The next day, you are told to evacuate because there is a good possibility that the tanks underneath you might blow as well.

Question: what do you bring with you?


It was seriously the most surreal situation I've ever experienced.

Normal day: my grandmother just arrived -she's staying with us for a week- and we're getting ready to make dinner. It's around 5 in the afternoon.

Knock knock knock. Not just normal knocks,POUNDING. Two doorbell rings.

I'm the closest, so I check through the peephole and see a man in a green suit. I open the door: it's the police. Suddenly, my entire family surrounds the door, and the next words spoken are the ones I had been dreading about the night before:

"We're having a mandatory evacuation. You need to leave now."

Complete pandemonium. Chaos. Where the fuck are we going to go? How much time do we have? Outside, there's people everywhere...in their driveways, throwing suitcases into cars and taking off. What the fuck. We have 13 animals to load into two cars. We've got 40 photo albums containing our entire life, AS well as home videos and antique/valuable jewelry from my grandmother, great grandmother, etc. Not to mention all of my artwork and writing and movies and books and yearbooks. AND THEN all that important fucking paperwork.

So it came down to this: if this house explodes, what would we rather want to leave behind: memories, or lives?

We got all the animals into cages and into the car. Then we grabbed whatever else we could: random photo albums, miraculously every home video we owned, paperwork, jewelry...I took whatever I could fit into my purse.

The only humorous part of it all was my grandmother COOKING the entire time! HAH! While we were all freaking out, trying to decide what part of our lives we wanted to keep, she was in the kitchen cooking. Gotta love grandmothers.

By the time we had everything loaded into the car and were about to leave for my aunt/uncle's, the police came around again.

This time: good news.

"You don't need to leave anymore. The situation has been handled."

Thank fucking God.

I never want to go through anything like that ever again. WORST experience of my entire fucking life.

$&%*&^*(%^&$^%#%$@#^&%*^(*_(_*(^&$^%#@!$#@%$#^&$$@%$#$^%^&!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jesse

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from: xendude
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
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Holy shit dude...scary.

But at least everything turned out okay right? :)

Haha, I just thought up this whole theory about why the tanks below your house didn't blow, but it's muccch too complicated and stupid for me to type here. Though it does involve your grandmothers cooking.

I'm glad you're safe. :)

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Suzie Q

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from: mykiss_ofdeath
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)
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Meee too. Thanks for the comment babe. :]

Well then, if/when you decide to come up and visit me, or if I can somehow manage to get my ass down there anytime soon, you'll have to share said theory with me. :]

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from: jamison357
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)
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Oh man that sucks. Im sorry you had to go throw that. Im glade everything ok and that you and your family are ok. If you need anything! Im always here for you.

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Suzie Q

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from: mykiss_ofdeath
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
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Thanks babe.
*hug*
<333

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nathalie

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from: cry_for_you
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
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That sounds insanely scary. I'm really glad everything was sorted out in the end though! And why was your grandma cooking? Wasn't she kind of worried too?

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Suzie Q

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from: mykiss_ofdeath
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
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Haha, my grandmother is middle eastern. Food is a BIG thing. And she's not really scared of much.

That, and she believes heavily in silent prayer. When she's around, bad things don't happen. She's kind of a lucky charm. Hehe.

I'm so glad it's over too. It was so bizarre (is that how is you spell it???). It felt like a scene from some war movie.

Thanks for the comment love!
<333

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Alice in Muggleland

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from: alicemuggleland
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Aha! So as far as anyone knows, Gran's prayer worked! No wonder the middle east is fecked up, all the middle eastern answered prayers are happening on this side of the Atlantic! *forgive stupid joke, but it does make you think, does it not?*

And meanwhile, you and your family got a cheap lesson in what's really important. Wow. Scary stuff.

Yeah, I would have prefered such a 'lesson' to remain theoretical rather than actual too. Still, I'm so happy your your family, your critters, your house and/or jewels/videos/photos and the lot did NOT go skyward in a big boom. Honestly... what an annoying but useful adventure you all had! *hey... and pass some of Gran's food over here, will you?*

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Suzie Q

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from: mykiss_ofdeath
date: Aug. 3rd, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
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Haha. You are hilarious, m'dear.

Thank you so much for commenting.
And why here you go doll, some nice grandmother cooked food!
*passes you some dishes*

:]

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Rated R for strong graphic violence

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from: eruannath
date: Jul. 31st, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
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WTF!"/(#&(!")#(!")=#=!)"(#=!"/(#)=(!/"(#/&!/(&(/&()!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so glad that nothing happened to you!!! :'( That's beyond scary. Terrifying! I wouldn't know what to do in such a situation, although perhaps continue cooking would be out of the question.

*hugssssssssss*

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Suzie Q

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from: mykiss_ofdeath
date: Aug. 3rd, 2006 07:09 am (UTC)
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Meee too!
Thank you so much for commenting.
*hugggss*

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