I don't think anyone was hurt in this fire. There were four fire trucks and no ambulances. I was walking past 18th and New York Ave NW today after attending the wake of a bartender friend who died last weekend. Tommy didn't show up for work a couple days in a row. His boss went to check on him and found him lying on the couch. They believe he died peacefully.
Over the River and Through the Woods
I decided to take the quiet way home today, down past the zoo. Even there I caught a glimpse of a patrol car on Adams Mill Rd. taking the back way to Mt. Pleasant St., a reminder of the mayhem of weekends in D.C. Sometimes I get tired of living in the center of town, out-of-towners fill the streets with reckless driving and sidewalks with discourtesy.