As Beavis & Butthead would say: Fire! Fire!

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. — Reggie Leach

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This is advice I appear to have taken a bit too literally. I resigned from Adobe a few weeks ago, and Monday was my last day. That was a big life change, but it was one I was looking forward to. I’ve got a startup idea I’m working on, and I’ve been talking to some really interesting startups.

Unfortunately, the powers that be decided that wouldn’t be quite enough upheaval, so they set my house on fire Sunday morning. Thankfully no one was home but my older dog, Ozzie, and he got out safely. But the damage is pretty extensive and we won’t be able to move back home for 2-4 months.

Still, it could have been a lot worse. Our house didn’t burn down completely – the firefighters told us another ten minutes and it would have been all over. Here are some pictures for the curious.

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~ by Andrew Shebanow on 17Sep08.

2 Responses to “As Beavis & Butthead would say: Fire! Fire!”

  1. holy Cow!

    On both parts, the fire and leaving adobe.

    Glad no one was hurt. Thats too bad that it will be so long before you can move back into the house.

    So did I miss the announcement about you leaving adobe, or was this sorta it?

  2. Wow. Adobe didn’t take you leaving well at all, did they? 😐

    Seriously though, a house fire is a terrible thing – the Ruby community lost Guy Decoux recently through a fire in France (a topic that my wife and I are very passionate about, very few fire detectors in France 😦 ). I know it happened a few weeks ago now, but I hope you have recovered from the shock of losing so much – but at least nobody was hurt.

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