Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Shut the doors, shut the windows, shut everything! The Invisible Man is coming!
Well, ok, maybe not the Invisible Man, but the invisible toxins are coming! Oh wait, they're already here. I woke up this morning and let the dog outside - there was a very putrid odor drifting into the house which I quickly attributed to the neighbours - they were having a camp fire until late last night, and it really smelled as if they burned something they shouldn't have.
I found it a little odd that I could smell it all the way to work - they must have really done a number! However, when I neared Redeemer on Garner, I saw some dark clouds on the horizon and started to wonder if maybe it wasn't the neighbour's fault... Sure enough, when I got to the office, everyone was talking about the fire in the Ancaster Industrial Park. I read a few articles online and shortly after called home and instructed Brian to close all the windows - the building that is burning is a furniture factory, and they have no small supply of toxins that burn well and do bad things to people who breathe them in. Residents of Ancaster and Hamilton Mountain have been encouraged to shut all windows and doors, and to stay inside today. Never a dull moment in Hamilton.