Our First week – You can’t Make this Stuff Up
we closed on the house, Abby hired a company to install an invisible fence at
our new house to keep “her” dogs in the
employee showed up to install it and he came into the house, Abby said, “You
smell like gas”. “Ya”, he replied. “I spilled a can of gas inside my van.” Abby
asked him how he was going to clean it up. Employee: “I’ll open the windows and
let it evaporate”.
So he went
outside and opened up the back of his truck to begin work. When he did, he
found that his gloves were wet so he decided to take a cigarette lighter to
them to “dry them off”. He must have had a small amount of fuel on his clothes
because as he lit the lighter, his coat started on fire. Abby yelled “You’re on
fire”. He looks down and realizes his coat is burning and then looks up to see
that the gloves have turned into a ball of flame as well. I think it must have
been at this point that he realized that the gloves were also on fire because,
yes, you guessed it; they were wet because they were soaked in gas.
So he throws
the gloves and manages to brush the fire away on his clothes. When he looks up,
(this is the “Oh crap” moment) he realizes that the flaming gloves landed in
the back of the van. Where the gas had spilled…
department came and went into immediate action. The police blocked the street
off in front of the house. It didn’t take long to knock the fire down. I dashed
over from work and we were standing there wondering what the neighbors must be
thinking of their “new” neighbors. First week in the neighborhood and we have a
van burning in the driveway and the street blocked off. Great.
came immediately and couldn’t have been better. While it was difficult for us
it was even more difficult for him. He was so customer service oriented that
when we’re done with construction, we’re going to have them finish the
no one was hurt. The van was destroyed and the equipment inside was a total
loss. Only the wires on our house were destroyed and a few plants singed along
with a big mess to clean up. But, I don’t think this is going to go down as
this employee’s best day at work.