Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fire - I Saw It Happen

I spent the last three days back in Corpus Christi.  The weather was great and the hotel the best.  I stayed at the Grand Marina along the water.  I saw the sunrise every morning from the ninth floor of the hotel.
The school was also the best in terms of culture and attitude.  We all worked together well.  It was a good time had by all.
This afternoon though, we went to lunch in the cafeteria.   As a teacher I go to the front of the line both for food and the register.  There are 850 students who eat in thirty minutes all crowding into the space at one time.   A true logistical nightmare.  It looks like a prison system you see on television.
I headed to the front of the line and as I reached the cash register, someone next to me said, "look at the smoke".  Most students go to the cafeteria with their cellphones and listen to music or text.  A girl had just sat down and put in her earphones when all of a sudden you heard "like a large window splintering" and then a billow of smoke.  The girl jumped up and with her headphones still connected the phone went flying and so did the smoke and fire.  Her cellphone exploded. 
I've heard of it, seen it in videos, but had never seen it in person.
Now I am back in San Antonio and ready for a week of relaxation while I find a tenant for the house.  The painters should show up tomorrow.


  1. WoW! That's crazy - guess she was ok. Good luck with the renting….shouldn't be too hard but I guess finding the best renters will take some doing….

  2. Never had any ambition to be a landlord...good luck!