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...except maybe the fact that around noon today a warehouse at the bottom of my street caught fire, and the whole building went up.
I went to check it out about 3PM; there was black smoke pouring into the town centre and the building couldn't be seen for flame and smoke. Damn.
So anyways, my concern goes toward my house; it's roughly about 20 meters from aforementioned warehouse's grounds. I ask a fire official, and apparently the fire hasn't spread to the houses. Good.
Not good. I just got word that my street has been EVACUATED, and residents are to kip in the local leisure centre until the damage can be worked out - the warehouse is in danger of falling, and the fire people cannot figure out which direction. So, wheras nothing ever happens in my neighbourhood, it has. And I feel like I'm up the creek without so much as a popsicle stick. Dang.
In other news; life sucks, blah blah blah -- I actually can't think of anything but the impending doom of Chez Jrrr, due to a potentially hazardous burnt-out building. Fuck.
Darth Jrrr out.
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Still, on a technicality, homeless for the day; word has it they'll be letting us in later this afternoon, which is great; I'm in need of a shave, a wash, a change of clothes, some food.
I've been homeless before, and it wasn't my idea of a picnic. Thank (deity of choice) that this is only temporary. And thank (expletive of choice) for the Library -- somewhere to go during the day whilst I wait for the dudes in blue to give the street the allclear.
Well, not even the street; they deemed most of it safe. Like next door -- how irritating is that? I happen to live in the LAST BLOODY HOUSE BEFORE THE POLICE TAPE. Arse. Fuck. Swear.
Oh well, at least it wasn't *too& humiliating asking an ex-girlfriends father if I could crash last night, given the circumstances; I should be thankful I had a roof to sleep under, I suppose.
Still, I'm missing my GBA and comics. Dagnammit.
[update]The police tape has been moved! Yay! Now it's one door down, and as a karmic* reward I can laugh at teh sad basrads next door whilst I'm able to change my underwear. w00t -- it's the small things.
I hear it's been on the regional news and everything; shame I didn't represent so the cameras could catch my blacker-than-thou (:P) visage in it's splendour ;)
[*; Nobody ever said that Karma doesn't work both ways, so I claim my reward of laughter at those poor unfortunates next door]
Yes. The building in question is being demolished now. It's a pity; it was a really good-looking one; victorian in design, and yet still functional. I really shoulda took a photo or sketched it while it stood (Ah, 20-20 hindsight... :p) so I could base some architecture on it's design, but c'est la vie, I suppose.
Hopefully next week will be boring again so I can have some downtime before (re)starting college... ;)