Monday, February 18, 2008

Refinery Explosion Big Spring Texas

Yes, I live in Big Spring, Texas where the refinery exploded this morning. We made CNN! No art today. Just news from a Big Springer post explosion. I was already about 40 miles away in Midland when my husband called to tell me "Cosden Exploded". No, that is not the name of the facility but that is what we all call it since that was the first name for that refinery. It was bought by fina in 1963 and later Alon.

It exploded today....we live no more than 2 miles from that refinery and we have always talked about what we would do (not if but when) Cosden exploded.
Husband was in bed, 19 year old son just off from work from oil rig....playing video games. Boom. Husband thought someone ran into our house with their car.. Son froze....it scared him so bad. They went outside and saw "Cosden" like a "mushroom cloud" and figured out what was going on.
It broke the window in my daughter's bedroom( I had already dropped her off at work) and caused the cover to the attic to jump out of it's place....but other than that....nothing else personal....just the four people that were injured that we Know nothing about as of yet.
It was just something.....my son said he would never forget it as long as he lives. I just thought....we get up....we go on about our usualy business....and we never consider how this could be the last day....this is it.....

13 comments:

kathi d said...

Wow. I haven't had any news on today so this is the first I knew of this. I have a special affection for Big Spring, though. My family used to drive from Phoenix to Arkansas to visit my grandparents and other relatives, and it was a long, hot, boring trip (to us kids) across Arizona, New Mexico and a lot of Texas. I remember how happy we were to get to the pretty part of Texas, and Big Spring was one of the first towns (as I remember it 40 years later anyway!).

scrappingeek said...

Did authorities evacuate your home like the local schools? If so when can you return home and the kids return to school? So glad everyone is okay.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Nasty picture & thing to happen ... be safe. Air ok to breath? Keep us posted. Hide Ur art!!!

Worry wart here! Glad you all are ok! ~Monica

PLO said...

So scary! Thank goodness you are all alright. Thanks for reminding us how precious our time is!

Susan said...

Oh wow, I saw it on the news yesterday, but hadn't checked in on you yet. So glad you are ok. Keep us posted.
Susan K.

Carolyn said...

holy toledo! glad you are all ok!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Glad you are all okay! And as you have probably seen on the news the price of gas has already started going up!!!! Later, Renea

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Hey girlie, thanks for participating in the pay it forward. Yeah!!! Love ya, Renea

Funky Art Queen said...

No, they did not evacuate us. They just evacuated the school that was close because it broke several windows and some ceiling tiles fell out and one lady was injured by a falling light.

mr said...

oh, you sweetheart... thank god you all are ok... i thought of you instantly... and of course, worried.

each moment is precious. each second.

we love you. m + Bear

Carmen said...

Please stay safe and alert.
I live in CA in you know with our wildfires, we have to stay tuned to the news when the season approach or the Santa Ana winds.
thinking of you...

Janet said...

Terrible! I'm so glad you and your family are safe. That photo looks mighty scary!!

Tina said...

I didn't relize you were in BS! We are in Wichita Falls..my BFF lives in Midland...