I get the feeling Shovelhead Ed can go ten rounds without breaking a sweat!
Good day all, it’s Shovelhead Ed………. I’m baaaaaaack!!!! Hope everyone is doing just ducky today!!!!! Just going to address a couple more points. This bloggin’ thing is fun huh!!!!!!!!
Anonymous #6 (garden hose CAN be used…..put out spot fires……threaten to spread to a home)
Thanks for your input. And relatively good points were made on your behalf, however, please let’s look at the intensity of what was and is involved in a firestorm. That’s what the C/G was…. And all your intense wind driven fire events are. Garden hoses can work to extinguish small fires, but what are these spot fires? Why are they presenting themselves? WHAT R THEY??? They are the precursor to the inbound firestorm behind them. Nothing more…nothing less. Spot fires start showing up……. Get worried. They pop up with more and more frequency and intensity …….. get out. WHY R THEY SHOWING UP? They are the wind driven fire brands/embers that are pushed off of and ahead of the main body of fire by intense natural and fire created winds. Their direction fans out ahead of the main onslaught in all directions up to distances of 1 to 3 miles. Their presence routinely enlarges the main incident and assists in the preheating of the fuels within the collective path. Wetting down the roof is an admirable effort, however, one must take into consideration one irrefutable fact. No amount of moisture on that roof is going to repel the intense heat that will be upon it very shortly. Roof type, when living in the wildland /urban interface environment; would be one of the greatest “aces in the hole” that the homeowner can possess. Pro-Panel roofs, trees and vegetation removed from the immediate vicinity of the home, clean yard, etc. will do more than the garden hose. AKA defensible space. Remove or drastically reduce your fuels………….. remove or drastically reduce your chances of spot fires inundating the perimeter. As for the rest of the firestorm following…….. the chips will fall where they may. Nothing mortal on this planet has any control at all over it. Garden hose fire attacks at this stage of the game are too little……….. too late unfortunately. Please reference any and all wildland/urban interface incidents, locally, domestically and abroad. There is but one common thread between them all. They are indiscriminate takers of life and property. Thanks much for your input. Been fun visiting with you. Hope your days are great and peaceful. Chiao!
Anonymous# 7 (hoping my comment….. elicit a number)
LOL… totally too cool!!! Thanks bunches for your blog. I would derelict in duty to not accommodate thee. I sincerely hope that you find #7 an appealing and pleasant number. May it bring you great luck and fortune throughout your many days and years to come!!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!!
Anonymous #8 (hero is a soldier/Marine…… garbage cans on fire) OHHH MY!!!!
You’re right man. A hero IS the soldier/Marine….. any man or woman serving or has served in harms way. Yer preachin’ to the choir here dude, (dudette). When it comes to the honor and respect for our military personnel, I’m all over it…… same as you. We don’t worry too much about the trash can fires either…… we use garden hoses for that. Thanks for the input.
Anonymous #9 our dictionary friend
As Bartles and James used to say…….. “Thank you… for your support!!!” A valid point you represent. Thanks so much for bringing it to the table.
HAAAAAAYY FRANK!!!!! How’s it goin’ man. Good to hear from you again. I’m back again for round 2. Man ... the defending of ones livelihood and brotherhood sure rattles some cages huh!!!!! LOL Totally cool. That’s what a free speaking forum should do, I think. Be a helluva world if everybody wore the same color of socks and had the same thoughts and opinions. Thank you for your kind compliments. Much obliged brother. Thoughtful of you to interject them on my behalf. Beer thirty any time…. Let’s put it together. But only if I may have the honor of a couple of rounds on me for your refreshment!! The camaraderie and conversation will be welcomed. Peaceful, “non-postal” days to all!!!!!! Talk soon man. And Frank……. always remember this brother ……. “If worms had machine guns… birds wouldn’t fuck with them!!!!!!!” LOL Enjoy the weekend and days to follow. Ed