12.01.2005

gas leak...

i have never smelled gas so strongly in my life. today we were at work and at about 9ish someone asked if anyone else smelled gas. well, everyone did. then a person from another office came in and told us that we had to evacuate the building. there was a definite gas leak and nipsco was on their way...
we ran around unaccessing patients and helping them out of the office. they all sat in their cars and waited patiently. we were all on the phone: trying to reach our docs, to notify our main office. and then we were directing traffic. so we are all standing outside for an hour. in the snow!
finally some firemen came around and told us it was safe to enter the building. that the leak was at the post office directly behind us. um, the post office is literally 10 feet behind us. just a wee gap between the buildings. not sure if it's the smartest thing to stay at the office. we have oxygen, compromised patients. not a good situation. so we send all the patients there home, reschedule all the patients, and notify our docs and main office.
supposidly they have the entire back parking lot roped off. how scary. and you are gonna tell me it's safe to stay there? that you have to turn off the gas but no worries. freeze your doopah off in the office....
so i'm home. glad to be here. have a boatload to do. have been sooo extremely busy. cannot wait for vacation! hopefully, i can finish up some projects, clean a little, maybe even christmas shop, and then meet nick at the gym later. oy, what a day! ;)

1 comment:

Jill said...

doopah? (snicker) I've never heard that one. But VERY scary about the gas. That scares me, too.