Two weeks ago yesterday, I was working on the computer when the smoke alarm went off. At first I thought it was something in the kitchen, but then I realized it was our wood stove and there was a chimney fire.
I yelled for my husband to call 911. Then I grabbed a bucket, filled it with water and doused the fire in the wood stove. As I shut it up tight, a plume of steam raced up the chimney. This was the best thing I could have done, I'm told, as the steam likely slowed the fire down until the fire trucks could get there.
In fact, the fireman told us the wall was minutes away from bursting into flame. A miracle indeed.
A couple nights after the fire, I could not sleep. I wandered the house, not knowing why I did. I noticed an awful aroma in the back of the house--it smelled like rotten beetles. It took me a bit to discover the aroma came from closet under the stairway, and when I opened the door there was smoke. Apparently one of the breakers in the breaker box there had overheated and melted. It was likely on fire, but contained by the metal box. My husband was able to contain it and we were safe. This was totally unrelated to the chimney fire. Again, we were protected.
The next morning as the cleaning crew arrived, I saw some amazing clouds in the sky, so I ran outside to take a few pictures. Later as I looked at the photos on my computer I was astonished to see what looked like two angels hovering over the trees.
Here is a closeup of them. Astonishing, isn't it? With the events of the past three weeks, I am just sure they are our guardian angels.
If you love clouds as much as I do--join Skywatch Friday to see all the amazing things to be found by looking up. Have a lovely day and Happy Skywatch Friday!