Thanks for the responses to Day 1000 – I’m glad that people are enjoying my writing and even finding it useful!
Today was mostly occupied with getting back into mundane life; we went to the gym, did some shopping, cooked all of our own meals, and I even went to the allergist. Truly exciting.
But there was one unexpected occurrence while we were out walking this morning. A car came to a sudden stop across the street from us and the driver jumped out and ran away from it. She had a good reason – the car was on fire! I grabbed my phone and called 9-1-1; while I was waiting for them to answer, a truck labeled “Exterior Services” stopped just in front of the car. Its driver got out, grabbed a hose from the back of the truck, and started spraying the burning car.
9-1-1 answered and said that the fire department was on the way; by that time, the car was mostly extinguished and the smoke was getting thick, so we left the area.
I didn’t get a photo of the car on fire, but I came back a few hours later and saw this where the car had stopped.