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Quickie [Mar. 29th, 2005|08:50 pm]
Catherine Fischer
[mood |worriedworried]
[music |Dragon Boy, Jo Hisaishi, Spirited Away Soundtrack]

Wow! Fire this evening in my apartment building -- alarms and everything. Grabbed my cats, stuffed them in carriers, grabbed my poetry book and laptop and headed to the car (down the stairs) -- drove out. Waited in the parking lot of the nearby grocery store; watched a lot of firemen with equipment enter the building. Then saw a hose come out of a second storey window (I'm on the third floor), and a lot of water pour out of it. Saw a waterfall cascading out of this apartment's other windows. That is some hell of a sprinkler system. Walked over to ask if it was safe to return, got the ok. Was on the phone with Brent the whole time.

Drove back in, went up the elevator with the cats, books, etc. There was a waterfall escaping between the brickwork in the garage, two floors below the apartment that was flooded. This place wasn't built well. None of the walls are square, nothing flush, nothing plumb. I worry about instability, now.

The downside to apartment living in the city.

In my first medicine rotation. A last fling with Susan -- went to see a musical, based on a Jazz Era poem -- Sunday night. Anesthesia was highly educational. Medicine is the same, already. Need to review Addison's disease, chronic renal failure, clinical pathology. Will need to review a lot more before the end of it.

Up early tomorrow. Hope the water is back on.

Hope there's never a fire when I'm not able to evacuate my beloved cats. Maybe I'll look into a house, instead.

[User Picture]From: renae127
2005-03-30 10:10 am (UTC)


Glad you and your babies are ok!! Hang in there! Love you!
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[User Picture]From: supersera
2005-03-30 05:14 pm (UTC)

Be careful up there girlie!
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[User Picture]From: easyaudnsage
2005-03-31 11:57 pm (UTC)

Glad your alright & the kitty's!!!


Wow!!! Just glad your alright!! And I even talked to Brent today & he didn't mention anything...wait till I see him! I'm going to give him a big ole "bitch-slap" for not telling me! :0)

Glad your doing great in clinics too! Take care.

Audrey & Sage
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From: hollywood1965
2005-04-03 03:52 am (UTC)

Safe and Sound

Dear Catherine,

I am so sorry to hear about the fire and am so relieved that you and the kitty babes are safe and sound.

I had a similar experience in Ben Lomond a few years ago when a small fire was started in a neighbor's apartment. Luckily, the sprinkler system worked, and the fire department came quick, but I stood outside for a very long time with my kitty, too--just watching the whole scenario unfold.

I am still trying to imagine how you made in down the stairs with all those cats in tow!

God bless you,

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