Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gas Explosion

We were at the bank this morning before my dentist appointment and noticed an ambulance speeding by with alarms going.

I got to my dentist office and was told that a 34 year old man in town was killed in a gas line explosion.  The local tv station said he was on a back hoe and hit a buried gas line.  It appears it caused a flash fire.  While still at the dentist a man came asking if this guy was a patient, as they needed his dental records.  This poor guy went to work just like he did every day and I'm sure never expected anything like this.  There was another gas line accident last week in a nearby town and it was reported the gas line was only 3-4 inches underground.  That doesn't seem too safe to me.  They were saying something about erosion bringing them close to the surface.  I don't know, but it's a tragedy.

We are enjoying the cool weather today.  We have the air-conditioner turned off for the first time in months and it's lovely!  What a difference a day makes. It was 59 degrees when we got up this morning.  We haven't seen the 50's for a long time and it sure felt nice.

Al is out mowing around the motor home.  It's really too nice to stay inside....but unfortunately, I have house work to do.


Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said... [Reply to comment]

Send us some of those 50's for our daytime highs would be nice right now. We are trying to set up the pumpkin lot and just can't work in these 90 to 100 degree temperatures. Breaking all sorts of records highs in California right now.

Happytrails said... [Reply to comment]

Just a reminder to all of us to embrace each day of our lives. I am so sorry to hear about the news of the explosion. How sad!

We are enjoying this wonderful weather also. Isn't it nice???

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Merikay said... [Reply to comment]

Last week (or was it the week before) we had a big gas line explosion in our area. 8 people dead. 37 homes totaled.

One never knows what the next day will bring.

Sam&Donna Weibel said... [Reply to comment]

I hate to hear of incidents such as this, make you feel very mortal, I wonder if the call before you dig hotline could have saved this poor fellow.Weather here in Dardenne Prairie had improved 50's at night, 70's during the day.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said... [Reply to comment]

Gas lines are making the news on a regular basis. after the CA explosion, I would hope these lines are checked everywhere.

Enjoy the good weather.

pidge said... [Reply to comment]

Sorry to hear about the fellow in your area. Seems like there is a lot of lines blowing up lately. Very sad. Our weather is much cooler here in Indy too. Stay safe

TexCyn said... [Reply to comment]

Oh that's so sad. Poor guy. It's really scary about those explosions too!