And There’s…Smoke?

OMC Meez sure duz wanna fank you all fur enterin’ meez give away.  And ifin yous haven’t entered yet, there’s still time. Yous can enter by leavin’ a comment on meez posty here, by 11:59 p.m. Furiday night 12/19/14.  Me also wants to fank you fur all da nice fings you sed ‘bout ow weview.  We wuz purretty nervous it bein’ ow first “official” one and all.  But we did furget sumfin’ and weez feel weally bad bout dat.  Yous know we told yous dat SwheatScoop gives to a diffewent rescue every mumff?  Well yous can apply fur a rescue yous wuld like to see get help, or let them know and they can apply themselves.  Just see da Swheatscoop website fur da infurmation.

Multi Cat
Multi Cat

So today weez gunna take you way back in time.  Back afur me wuz born and even afur sis Lexi wuz born.  To a time when dinosaurs walked da earff.  MOL  Not weally but me wuz on a roll and it sounded good.  Anyways, mommy’s dictatin’ today and meez welatin’ da story of mommy and hers first fireplace.  So mommy wuz ‘bout 20 years old and hers had been livin’ in hers own fur a foo years at this point.  And hers finally moved to da big city of Dallas.  Actually a little suburb called Lewisville.  Course Dallas kinda encompasses everyfin’ wiff in it.  Anyways hers rented a pawtment in a bwand new complex.  And she wuz so ‘cited.  It wuz da very first ever pawtment dat had a fireplace.  Now mind you mommy had never had a fireplace afur.  Not even duwin’ da years she lived at home wiff hers furmily.  But at 20 years old all mommy kuld fink ‘bout wuz how womantic it wuld be.  Never mind hers didn’t hav a beau at da time.  Mommy wuz a bit of a looker back then so she didn’t figure on bein’ wiff out one fur too long.  And she moved into this pawtment at da end of da summer, so she had time afur fireplace wedder or womance showed up.  MOL  Now, da only fireplaces mommy had ever seen wuz on hers “stories”.  Yep, mommy watched da soap opewas back then. 

 0dw Dezi in fire

So as da wedder cooled off a bit, mommy stawted byin’ logs.  They wuz sold in sumfin’ called a wick.  Do yous know dat even today mommy dusn’t know what a wick is. MOL  Anyways hers was buyin’ up logs and this one log in it’s paper wrapper dat wund posed to help get da fire goin’ and help fan da flame.  So da first purretty cool day mommy had, she got up and decodcided to hav a fire in da fire place.  So she all hers logs on da little metal holder.  Yep da hole wick.  And then on top of dat’ she put ders helper log.  And then she got hers candle lighter and lit da paper and went and sat down wiff hers then cat.  and she smiled and fawt ‘bout how warm they wuz gunna be and  and how purretty it wuz gunna look.  Da fire seemed to be takin’ a pawfully long time stawtin’ and flamin’ up.  So mommy wadded up sum newspaper and fwu it in. 

Finally, mommy saw a little flame in da back.  She wuz so ‘cited dat she got in da floor wight in fwunt of it.    Mommy had heard da soap opewea peeps talk ‘bout stokin’ it, and altho’ mommy wusn’t sure what “stokin’” meant and she didn’t hav any fireplace tools.  So she took a piece of metal and poked wound at da small fire. Once she had da fire goin’ she sat back on da floor wiff hers kitty and they watched as da da flames danced over da logs.  As they sat there, they began to notice black smoke hoverwin’ over da flames.  And da warmff of da fire wuz a little overwhelmin’ so they backed up a bit.  but mommy wuz still so purroud of hers fire she didn’t go faw. 

 0dw Lexi is fire

She wadded up sum more newspaper and fwu it into da flames.  And as she did da smoke began to seep out into da pawtment.  More and more smoke filled da pawtment.  Mommy kuldn’t see and hers wuz coughfin’ and hers eyes wuz waterin’ and she wuz finkin’ to hers selff dat she never saw this on da soaps.  But she knew da fireplace had never been used cuz da pawtment wuz new when she moved in, so she just fawt this wuz nowmal.  After ‘bout 30 minutes of da smoke fillin’ da pawtment mommy twied to put da fire out.  But da more she poked at da logs, da mowe da flames grew.   

Finally not knowin’ what els to do mommy went to hers kitchen and filled a pitcher wiff water and doused it all over da wood and flames.  Even more smoke emerged but at last da fire wuz out.  Mommy had a huge mess to clean up, but kuldn’t magine why in da world it had dun dat.  Da nex day at work she wuz tellin’ her coworkers ‘bout it and they asked her ifin she had opened da flue?  Opened da Flue, mommy questioned. What’s a flue?   

 0dw Dezi Christmas Heart

Mommy never completely got all da smell outta hers clothes and fings, but she learned fwum dat and has also never twied lightin’ a firplace again.  She’s never even lived anywhere dat had one again.  So dat’s why da lectwic fireplace is purrfect fur us.  there’s no need fur a flue. MOL  So dat’s da story of mommy smokin’ up da house.  Mommy’s not weally good wiff da fire fings dat be what she calls “men’s work”.  Now member meez mommy be an old Suddern Belle, so don’t get offended dat hers finks there be men’s work and womens work.  Ifin she had been datin’ sumpawdy she might have weally enjoyed dat first fireplace. MOL  

Don’t furget to go and enter ow give away.  Till da nex time………………Be Blest!!!

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

   Dezi and Lexi