Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fire Photos and some updates...

Hey everyone!

I'm sorry I havent updated in a while. Busy I guess...

We are still moving. Slowly and fastly. Its all been hectic and tiresome, but we are slowly getting there. 'D-day' is creeping closer by the day, just hope we can keep up.



Ok I know its been almost a month and I should have had this done ages ago but I havent... So anyway here are the photos of the fire. They are in no paticular order because my computer didnt like moving them then I left it a day and I have no idea what oder they go in anyway :P.






The chopper


Afterwards

With all hell breaking loose around me I couldnt help taking a self portrait. The glasses and mask are not to hide my identity but to keep little bits of dust, hot ash and other horrid bits getting into my eyes and the mask was to stop me from suffocating in the smoke filled air, seriously it was hard to breath with out it. It was soooo hot that day, my Mum made me take the wet towel that in the pic is around my neck and put it over my self.



I was having some trouble with the zoom, lol, but I think this photo might make a profile pic somewhere :).

The fire had just jumped the fence into our property here, the white car down there is my Dad, brother and the MG rep, with the spray unit filled with water, with this unit and his skills my Dad could be a fire fighter.

The fire racing up the hill, nothing stopping it. At this moment my heart was in my throat, we didnt know if it was going to stop in the short grass or not, going that fast and that big we didnt know what it was going to do.

coming over our fence.

I was whispering to my self when I took this photo "Hurry Dad, hurry!".


Its coming down the hill, it doesnt look threatening there does it? But scroll up and have a look at the photos above, that is what it did after this.

Slowly creeping down the hill towards our fence.


This is when we started getting worried, it wasnt going along the top of the rise but going down it.


The smoke was awful!
(I did have a pic of the fire tanker but accidentally deleted it :P)

That was the hay...
Thats the MG rep's car. No it didnt get burnt.

Is it the hay??? nooo, it cant be! It is.
Nothing to do but wait... I snapped this photo with out my Mum even knowing it because she was to busy watching the fires.
If the fire had have come any closer this young man did some things that could have saved our lives. I think his name was Mark but I am not sure.
Ok thats it. I have to go.
Till next time I write.

6 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh, my goodness! I could not even imagine what that must have been like!

I love the picture of you... LOL!

Your forever friend,
Cassie

Katherine Alice said...

It was pretty hard on everyone. It was terrifying in the extreme. My whole family were drained for at least a week afterwards.

It is a pretty funny photo, my Mum took another photo of me but its on her phone, the wind, dust and ash did horrible things to my hair, it seriously looked like a crows nest, lol :)

I got your letter yesterday and I am sending a letter to you tomorrow :)
LYLAS
Kathy

Katherine Alice said...

It was pretty hard on everyone. It was terrifying in the extreme. My whole family were drained for at least a week afterwards.

It is a pretty funny photo, my Mum took another photo of me but its on her phone, the wind, dust and ash did horrible things to my hair, it seriously looked like a crows nest, lol :)

I got your letter yesterday and I am sending a letter to you tomorrow :)
LYLAS
Kathy

Cassie said...

I am so very thankful that God got your family through that! Just think about the story you will be able to tell your children about this fire!

Oooo... I look forward to reading your letter! I don't know about you, but for me it feels good to be writing to you again. Email is fine, but somehow letters seem more personal.

LYLAS!
Gruss Gott!
Cassie

Bekah said...

Oh man...I am SO sorry about that. I cannot imagine...wow.

And I can't help but laughing at the picture of you. Awesome mask. ;)

Hope you don't mind if I follow. ;)

And I'll be praying for your family.

Love,
Bekah

Katherine Alice said...

It was pretty horrific, we drove through the worst hit areas later that day when the fire had gone and it was really awful. It was pretty awe inspiring too.

Haha thanks, its actually my Dad's mask, he made us put them on when we first knew the fire was coming.

Of course I dont mind if you follow my blog, I love having new followers!

God Bless
Kathy