Thursday, May 8, 2008
We came home from soccer practice this evening to find a terrible scene in our neighborhood. Fire trucks, lots of people standing out in the street. As we turned the corner, we noticed the windows were busted out of our neighbor's house and the truck in their garage had obviously been on fire.
Lance went over to check on them and discovered they had literally bought the truck an hour before leaving to go to their own soccer practice and had parked it in the garage. Needless to say, they are going to ask for their money back on the truck. Ironically, the dad in this family is a firefighter.
This sweet family has three young children, including an infant, so they were busy comforting their children. I don't think it had all sunk in yet, but I'm sure it will later.
Thankfully, everyone is okay and the damage was somehow limited to their garage, but oh what a sight! It was a good teachable moment for N on how dangerous gasoline, matches, etc are and what can happen. Not a sight we want to see again! And this only a week after two police officers were at another neighbor's house. Our quiet little street has had quite the drama.