Friday, December 17, 2010

as the year comes to an end ...


i was working away on wednesday night and the phone rings showing the caller id to be a mutual acquaintance of the cap'n and shar. i knew before answering that it was not going to be good - as the main reason we exchanged phone numbers was 'in case of emergency.'

he asks if i have heard from shar - i told him i left a voicemail tuesday, but had not heard back. i asked if the cap'n may have had appointments or maybe they were gambling. he drops the bomb that no, none of that because he just left there around 2:10 in the afternoon and then around 4:30 he got a call from the cleaning lady something about the cap'n and shar's house burned down!

robert also wants to confirm shar's cell phone number - which he had correct. he then says he is unable to get an answer on it.

the cold chill and internal shaking begins.

i told him i have a couple other numbers of friends over there that may have some info and as soon as i know anything, i'd call him back.

my first call to a friend went to voicemail. the second call i got an answer and received the news that yes indeed, their house did burn, but ...

the cap'n, shar, and the two dogs are safe.

let the rebuilding begin.

5 comments:

daffodilmouse said...

whew! doncha just HATE when that happens??
glad yer friends are safe...homeless but alive.

ColleenQ said...

How tragic...AND fortunate! (and they got their dogs? I can't imagine that kind of loss)

terri said...

Holy criminy...I am so very glad that turned out as well as it did. Sorry for their loss, though - especially at this time of year. COLD!

justjock said...

makes me realize that my own problems are insignificant in comparison. happy to hear that they are all safe.

daffodilmouse said...

Happy New Year, Madame Junquedujour. I hope 2011 brings you peace, happiness and prosperity.