My entire cottage started to shake!
Finally Friday and that’s the day I stop work early, already at twelve. Normally I then drive to the super market and to the store that sells deer food and fire logs. But as soon as I sat down in my car I felt that I really didn’t want to drive all the way to Falköping for fire logs, so I bought my groceries at the store in the village where I work and drove home instead. I looked at the watch and saw that I was home twenty minutes earlier than normal.
I picked in my groceries and after around twenty minutes I stood in the shower when suddenly the entire cottage started to shake. It felt like something very big hit my home and the sound sort of indicated something actually did. At first I thought it might be the bulls that hade broken out and stampeded straight in to my cottage. I looked out the window and saw that something was burning and burning bad.
From my angle it looked like it was somewhere just across the field outside my garden so I dressed and went out just to see if I perhaps could help with anything. But when I came up to the mailboxes I saw that it was at the beginning of the village and I also saw a couple of cars driving very fast towards my direction. It turned out that it was a fire in one farmers garage (around meters (much the same in yards) from my home) and that at least one maybe more gas tubes had exploded. I could hear several smaller explosions for over thirty minutes after the first big one.
The wind, that for once wasn’t that hard, had however the direction towards their barn where they have lots of milking cows and the risk of it also catching fire was very big. The fire trucks were here fairly quick, it is a long distance from n anywhere here, and I’ve later read that the barn had caught fire but they had managed to put out that fire and all the animals have survived.
I won’t go there to take any photos to show here I think they have enough as it is and someone would perhaps use it to sell to a newspaper and I know I wouldn’t like that if something like this happened to me. So in the end the worst that happened was a building doesn’t exist any longer but no one died. Buildings can always be rebuilt after all.
It’s time for that pot of tea and perhaps some raspberry flavored quark. I was planning on making waffles since it was the Waffle day last Tuesday. I didn’t feel like making any that day so I planned it for today but ,I guess it won’t hurt to wait another day. Tomorrow will be at least as warm as it was today,14C ( 57,2F), sunny and with very little wind🙂