Saturday, July 14, 2012

Big red truck(s)

"I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine." — Kurt Vonnegut

YIKES. This was the view from our house about half an hour ago when the restaurant next door, Yanni's, apparently had a fire. This picture doesn't do it justice; there were actually six fire trucks altogether and at least one police car. One gigantic ladder truck pulled up in front after I took the photo, and the others weren't visible using my iPhone camera.

Wow, you can't say that Ankeny emergency personnel aren't responsive. There were all manner of firefighters in full regalia, including carrying axes. They pulled out one hose and used it, and 45 minutes to an hour later, all departed.

Paul was so tired from playing a gig last night and a really long, hot one today, 9:00 AM to 2:00 in the afternoon, that when I gently tried to rouse him enough to tell him that there were six fire trucks next door, he mumbled, "Uh huh, fire next door, six trucks, uh huh," and went right back to sleep.


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