Tuesday, May 15, 2012

the great campestre fire of 2012

This week I had wanted to spend this post talking about service here in Mexico, however event have led me to move the service post to another date.

Tonight, while on the computer about 8 pm., I smelled something burning, but thought nothing of it.  A few minutes later i hear some mumbling downstairs and water running.  I thought at that mom had gone down to water some plants, still think nothing of it... A few minute mom is screaming upstairs at me.  I go down stairs, and mom says there is a fire outside. 

I go outside and I get flashbacks of the farm fires, with everyone trying to keep the grass wet to prevent it from getting to the house, cause dad has a hose in hand watering the concrete walls of the house.  The field is basically black.  No one knows who started the fire but I figure that whoever did it was trying to remove all the dry brush.  Many neighbors come out and talk about the crazy fire, and the fact that there used to be rats in that field to, and probably arent anymore.  Dad tells the security guard to call the fire department, but even with some fires still going in the field he says no its almost out.  After awhile even those fires disappear, and the guard says he will keep an eye on the field as he makes his rounds tonight.

After a 20 min meet and greet with the neighbors we all migrate to our houses.

Tomorrow ill add pics of the field.

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