I love living in the mountains especially my neighborhood! Not only is it beautiful we have some of the smartest people living here!
For instance as mountain folks we are all very wise when it comes to dealing with fire. Because we live in an especially fire hazardous area, one needs to take special precautions.
Therefore burning trash heaps in windy weather like today would be a no-no.
So it was with some concern when I noticed smoke and ash billowing into my yard and house this afternoon. Especially when I noticed that said smoke was coming from the house directly behind us!
Naturally I assumed their house was burning down, due to some unfortunate kitchen conflagration, or something similar in nature.
When I heard the fireman shout "Fire!" and Bad!" I knew things were serious.
OH! Those poor people I thought! How horrible to have your house burn down. I hope everyone is OK.
I decided to walk up the hill and see how things were going. I only made it halfway.
Their house wasn't on fire after all.
No. It was their yard. Why?
Because they burned their F&^%$#@ trash on a windy day!
I mean, I know it couldn't possibly be their fault, because as smart fire cautious people, they would know better than do something as stupid as that.
No, there is only one plausible explanation...
Obviously their trash spontaneously Combusted!! Imagine our poor neighbors being afflicted with this strange phenomenon for the 3rd time since we moved here. How unlucky!
I love my neighborhood!