I’d appreciate prayer from anyone who is crazy enough to still be up at this hour. I am a bit afraid to go to bed. I was in my bathroom, and dd came to the door and said, “Is it normal for sparks to fly out of the chimney?” Well, I’m generally clueless about such things, but no, that does NOT seem normal. I went and looked, and sure enough, sparks were spitting out occasionally and wafting down to the ground, where they sat and glowed menacingly at me. Okay, I was getting worried now. We called poor dh down in Mississippi, and he asked a lot of questions and finally decided we had probably had a little chimney fire.
EAGHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I feel very vulnerable without him here to take care of us!!!
A few minutes earlier, dd had thought she heard thunder and saw lightning (very looong thunder) but now we think it was the chimney. Since my bedroom is on the opposite end of the house and I can’t possibly see anything from there, I am a bit leery of comfortably ensconcing myself in bed. Even though the sparks have quit now, and the fire is shut down as much as possible, I don’t feel so good about it.
I am SO glad dh will be home Saturday!