Startled me, it did!

There is a small building across the school yard from where I live and it houses a gas line pressure release valve. I know this now, because it decided to release last night and startled me. I had just turned on my toaster oven and turned when the first venting occurred and my first thought was: what did I do? My second thought was: what are the tenants up to now? It sounded like it was right outside my patio door.

Being the brave (or foolish) person that I am, I put on a sweater and ventured outside and at first I couldn't see anything, but, it was so much louder! I was thinking: invasion? The air was vibrating, so maybe the air force was playing around, but they would have to have been really, really low and have figured out how to do it rhythmically. Then I noticed something between the branches of the trees (and the poor scared rabbit that didn't know where to go) so I walked along the grass and sure enough there is a jet of (what I thought was) steam shooting into the air every few seconds. I tried to get a video, but alas I had not yet used the movie feature on my camera and it was on the default setting of won't work on your computer AVCHD, which is for viewing on your HD TV (which I don't have) or making Blue Ray discs (which I also don't have).

One of the other tenants in the building got a pretty good video though and posted it to YouTube.

After listening to that for about 20 minutes, the knock came on the door telling us to evacuate, that it is a gas leak.... by the time I was dressed and stuffed Sibu into his carrier, got my cane and drugs etc. people were coming back in. It smelled worse outside and we were told to wait inside, they would knock again if we needed to go.

Another 30 minutes later.....it finally stopped! Five minutes later, doors were knocked on and we were told to get out, 10 minutes later we were told to go back in again.

Good thing we didn't have to go out again, I am pretty sure I would not have caught Sibu a third time. I am surprised I got him the second time.

I am pleased with the tenants in the building, there was no panic and I am pretty sure everyone left as they were asked to do. I am also glad to live in this wing as I believe the other wing got a bit of the odour, which I did not.

Have a good day all.


Photo Finish Friday: Buds

Sunset tipping the tops of the branches with gold.

Have a good weekend all.

PFF if the creation of Leah over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.


Photo Finish Friday: Moon

This was from a couple of weeks ago, taken with my only lens the 18-55 ;) Click to enlarge please.

Have a good weekend all.

Pff is the creation of my cousin Leah over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.