Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bye bye Chimney...

A bit of relief yesterday when the wonderful Fire Service boys arrived to push over our chimneys, we had been spending the week convinced that the next aftershcock would send them tumbling into either our bedroom or the neighbours bedroom! Up the ladder, one of the Firemen fastened a noose around the neck of the chimney. The noose was made of a fire hose, very McGyver! The everyone incluing us grabbed and pulled and over she went, Bruce. No damage to the houses at all and only a biot of a crack in the neighbours driveway and a few splintered bits on the fence, we couldn't believe it. But the Fire Service assured us they had done a few of these lately so knew exactly where to get it to fall.


The remaining bits of brick sit there like a sad tooth stump. It has since been covered and someone will be calling round eventually to sort it properly. Tally ho and off to the next chimney which miraculously they saved. Albeit the thing resembles a soldier form the Civil War the way it's splinted and wrapped but the Fire Boy reckoned it would stand anything that ol' bag mother nature feels like hulring at it! Great.


The kowhai is flowering. And without the worry of the chimneys going 'thump' in the night, we can sleep which means life is good.

7 comments:

...louciao... said...

Sweet dreams, sweet Sagittarian!

Pixie said...

bye bye chimney indeed. glad to hear you can sleep now. you don't ask for much!!

Owen said...

Ah, hopefully a case of all's well that ends well...

Sent from an airport waiting room... gotta run now, go catch a plane. Sweet dreams Sis !

Steve said...

Will you have a new chimney rebuilt or will you roof remain smooth and depilated? ;-)

Stickup Artist said...

What a relief. How nice that your firemen do that kind of public service! So glad you're up and running and can enjoy a good night's sleep!

The Sagittarian said...

Thanks, Louciao, it's amazing what you can cope with if yu get enough sleep!

Pixie-I'm a gal of simple pleasures!

Owen- thanks for huffing past on your sprint to the airport, hope all goes smoothly for you.

Steve -Ah, vexing question indeed...there is a 'chimney guy' meant to be visiting to help us decide that one. I'm not sure short and stubbly works with our paint...

StickUp Artist - Oh those Fire Boys are really good over here, and we sent them on their way with a six-pack of appreciation to have later! Modern day Santas in a way...but with better uniforms!

ρομπερτ said...

What a relief to read the happy end. Thank you as well for reminding me of "McGyver" who was such a role model for me, once, when I was young...Please have a good Sunday you all.

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