Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Be Thankful for The Good Things

My computer is back up and running and my husband bought me a new camera for Christmas. Now I can blog again. This is good!
On Friday, Dec. 18 I had invited several old friends to dinner. By old I mean we have known them for over 40 years and yes they are aging very nicely. A lovely vintage sled and ice skates were ready to welcome them to the front porch.

Baby Jesus in the manger gave the reason for the season.

The table was ready to seat all the guests.
The other rooms all sported their best Christmas dress.
The Christmas tree sparkled and set the tone for the season.
The candles all glowed to say glad you could come and sparkle their welcome Everything appeared to well under control.
Then all once in my yard arose such a clatter I ran to the window to see what was the matter. And there I did spy, three fire trucks, 2 police cars, and my garden shed all afire.
So today this is what I have left of my gardening equipment.

The shed still has it's doors and side wall. You can see the back of the shed is completely gone and the firemen tore the roof off to contain the fire.
The good thing is it wasn't my home. No one was injured fighting the fire and the shed just contained things. I still had good friends for company and a nice dinner waiting.


Chatty Crone said...

Gee - what happened - what started the fire? And you were blessed indeed that wasn't your house and didn't spread. You had an angel watching out for you then, didn't you?

Happy New Year

S said...

Oh my gosh! That was kind of a bummer, but you're right, not as if it were your house etc....still, way too much excitement.

Welcome back by the way. And Happy New Year!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hello, that was me above. I hit send too soon ;>)

donna said...

Wow! You know how to save the exciting/scary stuff for the end of your post. I could hardly believe it when I saw the photos. I'm so sorry that happened and so very relieved that you and the house are fine.

You've got me so rattled that I can't remember what it is I wanted to say about the sled.

Nice to have you back.

Chatty Crone said...

Wishing you a happy new year. Sandie

Eileen said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your fire!
But I love your attitude about no one being hurt and your home being safe and sound. Beautiful!

Your decorations are all so pretty, and I hope you were able to enjoy your get-together and your Christmas in spite of the fire.
Well, I'm sure you did, I can tell from your priorities that your heart knows true treasures.

Blessings in the New Year!
All the best,

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my gosh, Stella! What a shock!!!!

thank goodness it was NOT your home, but still -- such a sad loss at christmas. Scary, too.

And what a way to spook your readers! Here we are, going along happily enjoying all the beautiful photos, and then WHAM the garden shed burns down.

I wish you better luck and a rebuilt garden shed in 2010! Happy New Year!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! You really had a lot of excitement and entertainment for your guests! I know you are thankful your house wasn't harmed as well.

Pretty decorations!

Have a Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!
Thank you for visiting my blog.
I love the name of your blog Stella by Starlight ~ the song is from one of my favorite movies "The Univited."

Chatty Crone said...

Just stopping by to see how you are. Hope you are having a better start to 2010. Sandie

daylily777 said...

I am sorry your shed burned up.I'm glad it was not worst.I have been looking at your Christmas Decor, it was beautiful .
Happy Birthday!(Late).Wonderful surprise by your family. You have had an exciting December.
Happy New Year!

Chatty Crone said...

We had 1/2 of snow and the schools are closed!