Fire has a way of changing priorities. We had been putting most of our energy, time, and money into getting the house finished before we start on any new projects.
Fire fighters have saved my home twice, when we lived across town, we had the best driveway on our side of the street so they set up camp there. 1997 I was pregnant going for our first ultrasound of our baby and waited until the last moment to leave because I wanted Darling Husband to be with me. We passed on the road and the whole time I was at the doctor I kept expecting him to show up. When I got home I was furious as he happily showed me that he had cut the branches near our house. I was stayed angry until 4 days later a fire swept through our valley. We evacuated but Darling Husband was across the street watching and thought there was no way our house had been saved – several hours later he walked up our driveway to see if anything was left and our home was still there. The other time 2003 a team waiting to be called to duty decided to go they also set up camp at my house. They broke into the house used the kitchen and bathroom and left us a note we will always be thankful for those fire fighters. We had been camping at the dessert so had no idea we went to the fire command center and were told our whole area had burned. It was days before we found out our home had been saved.
We were given a water tank with holes in it if we could get it off of the property it was on, so we have had this lovely project sitting on the property waiting for it to hit the top of the priority list. The fires we had a few weeks ago rearranged our list. We leveled an area for both water tanks. We wanted the tanks on the top of the property but we didn't want to upset a neighbor with eyesore water tanks so many discussions have gone into the placement of the tanks. Dug and installed new water lines and repaired the holes in the “new” tank. Disconnected the tank that we have been using, then moved both tanks to the top of our property and finished the plumbing.
Our fire prevention team approving the new location.