Saturday, May 9, 2009

****FIRE**** At Hotel



Yep. we had been back at the hotel about an hour, I was getting ready to take a shower, yes, undressed and ready, when I heard the alarm go off. Dummy Me didn't know what it was, but almost immediately, there was a knock on the door, telling us the hotel was on fire and we needed to evacuate immediately. Do any of you out in blogland know how fast this old woman can get her clothes on and get outside??? Pretty darn quick. Now we are waiting on this terrible storm to get here.OK, now, I want to come home....Will some one come get me? PLEASE****

Fortunately we have been able to get back into our room,and I feel confident that all is well. there must have been 6-7 ladder trucks, several EMS /Rescue units and I have no idea how many police, everything around this hotel was shut down. I must say I was impressed with the way everything was handled.If you are ever in Chester, Va. and need help, You will have the best, there's no doubt in my mind. The hotel done a great job also, no panic, just taking care of business.Thank God for people with clear heads and that know their jobs. I can sleep well tonight.

My sister came to see us on Wednesday and we went on a little road trip, will blog about that later. Went to a great shopping Mall and a very nice quilt shop. I took several pictures, so will share them soon. I also have a nephew and family that lives close by, and they came to our event on Thursday,that was a great day. They have two great little ones.I also have pictures of them. Not sure I will post those, I will have to ask them if it will be ok, some people don't like that,and I wouldn't want to do that if they wouldn't like it....Several of their friends came too, its so nice to be able to have family and friends come by.

Tomorrow is our last day in the Richmond area. We will leave here when our event is over tomorrow afternoon and go to Charlotte, NC. We are fairly close to home then, and may go there and take some of our "stuff', since we are still scheduled to be through June 1st. Three more weeks.....

Well, the rain has gotten here and the sky doesn't look to good. I do believe that storm is upon us, so I am going to get off here and hide under the covers..........

Mrs. G, this definitely is another chapter in my book ***LOL***

Keep on Quilting Memories, see you soon. Bobbin

PS: The owner of the hotel just came by to make sure we were ok and that everything was good.

I think that was a very nice gesture on his part.

5 comments:

quiltteacher said...

This happened to DH and I a few years ago. Except we were in bed, a sleep! Not fun to wake up with the alarm blaring. Do miss seeing you in the shop. Safe travels.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Wow! What an experience! I'm glad you were fast at getting dressed -- Hee Hee! That's too much excitement for one night, isn't it?

quiltkeemosabe said...

I have been wondering where you were. I kept telling Dan that you hadn't posted for quite a while and I was beginning to worry about you. And then when you do post, it is about a hotel fire!!!!! Glad everything turned out ok and you got dressed and out in good time. But I'm thinking it will be good when you do get home! Have fun the rest of the trip, but please no more alarms!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, some excitement. Glad you are all right.

Salem Stitcher said...

We've been at a couple of hotels when the fire alarm went off but not for a real fire. That would be frightening. (One of those times the alarm went off was when my little brother PULLED the alarm. We still give him grief about that.)

Glad it all worked out and you were able to go back in and get some rest!