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Karl Townsend
 
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I'm a snowbird. When I head south, my son moves back home to watch things -
free rent, food, exclusive use of the shop, etc.

Last year he called me up and explained how he was REALLY sick. I told him
to get to the Doc right away. Long story short, after three hospitals and
two surgeries we got him back home healthy. I made him promise not to
threaten to die when we made our trip south this year.

Anyway, Friday night, he called me in a total panic. His car was on fire in
the garage. The fire extinguisher didn't put it out. He asked what to do. I
told him "call the fire department first, then get two more extinguishers
from the sales room. Then, I immediately called the next door neighbor and
said the kid needs your help.

The neighbor and my son got the car pulled away from the house just before
it got real hot. The fire department showed up and got everything put out.
Sounds like there's scorched siding on the house. The car is a total loss.

After everything had settled down, my son and I were talking the whole event
over. His best quote, "You told me I couldn't threaten to die again, So I
thought I should threaten to burn your house down"


Karl



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I'm a snowbird. When I head south, my son moves back home to watch things -
free rent, food, exclusive use of the shop, etc.

Last year he called me up and explained how he was REALLY sick. I told him
to get to the Doc right away. Long story short, after three hospitals and
two surgeries we got him back home healthy. I made him promise not to
threaten to die when we made our trip south this year.

Anyway, Friday night, he called me in a total panic. His car was on fire in
the garage. The fire extinguisher didn't put it out. He asked what to do. I
told him "call the fire department first, then get two more extinguishers
from the sales room. Then, I immediately called the next door neighbor and
said the kid needs your help.

The neighbor and my son got the car pulled away from the house just before
it got real hot. The fire department showed up and got everything put out.
Sounds like there's scorched siding on the house. The car is a total loss.

After everything had settled down, my son and I were talking the whole event
over. His best quote, "You told me I couldn't threaten to die again, So I
thought I should threaten to burn your house down"


Karl



You need a different housesitter - while you *still* have a house....
Ken.

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Ken Sterling (Ken Sterling) wrote in message
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I'm a snowbird. When I head south, my son moves back home to watch
things -
free rent, food, exclusive use of the shop, etc.

Last year he called me up and explained how he was REALLY sick. I told
him
to get to the Doc right away. Long story short, after three hospitals and
two surgeries we got him back home healthy. I made him promise not to
threaten to die when we made our trip south this year.

Anyway, Friday night, he called me in a total panic. His car was on fire
in
the garage. The fire extinguisher didn't put it out. He asked what to do.
I
told him "call the fire department first, then get two more extinguishers
from the sales room. Then, I immediately called the next door neighbor and
said the kid needs your help.

The neighbor and my son got the car pulled away from the house just before
it got real hot. The fire department showed up and got everything put out.
Sounds like there's scorched siding on the house. The car is a total loss.

After everything had settled down, my son and I were talking the whole
event
over. His best quote, "You told me I couldn't threaten to die again, So I
thought I should threaten to burn your house down"


Karl



You need a different housesitter - while you *still* have a house....
Ken.

Good story. Glad everyone is OK.


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Some red flags should go up if someone calls you to ask your advice about a
vehicle which is currently burning in the garage.

"Karl Townsend" remove .NOT wrote in
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I'm a snowbird. When I head south, my son moves back home to watch
things - free rent, food, exclusive use of the shop, etc.

Last year he called me up and explained how he was REALLY sick. I told
him to get to the Doc right away. Long story short, after three hospitals
and two surgeries we got him back home healthy. I made him promise not to
threaten to die when we made our trip south this year.

Anyway, Friday night, he called me in a total panic. His car was on fire
in the garage. The fire extinguisher didn't put it out. He asked what to
do. I told him "call the fire department first, then get two more
extinguishers from the sales room. Then, I immediately called the next
door neighbor and said the kid needs your help.

The neighbor and my son got the car pulled away from the house just before
it got real hot. The fire department showed up and got everything put out.
Sounds like there's scorched siding on the house. The car is a total loss.

After everything had settled down, my son and I were talking the whole
event over. His best quote, "You told me I couldn't threaten to die again,
So I thought I should threaten to burn your house down"


Karl





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Some red flags should go up if someone calls you to ask your advice about
a vehicle which is currently burning in the garage.


I disagree. I live out in the country in Minnesota where you rely on family
and neighbors first. That 15 second call to dear old dad got him two more
fire extinguishers and a neighbor to help all before the fire department
could get there.

Karl




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"Karl Townsend" remove .NOT wrote:

Some red flags should go up if someone calls you to ask your advice about
a vehicle which is currently burning in the garage.


I disagree. I live out in the country in Minnesota where you rely on family
and neighbors first. That 15 second call to dear old dad got him two more
fire extinguishers and a neighbor to help all before the fire department
could get there.


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Karl Townsend wrote:

Some red flags should go up if someone calls you to ask your advice about
a vehicle which is currently burning in the garage.



I disagree. I live out in the country in Minnesota where you rely on family
and neighbors first. That 15 second call to dear old dad got him two more
fire extinguishers and a neighbor to help all before the fire department
could get there.

Karl




Ummm... what caused the car to be on fire??

And - you like your son way more than my father seems to ever have liked
me - he'd have shown me the door after stuff like that (I strongly suspect).

_-_-bear
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