With a lot of help I've been building a house in the evenings and weekends for about the last 9 months. We are about a week away from moving in. The hardwood finisher came and did his thing last week and we've been tieing up all the loose ends outside to stay out of his way. Yesterday he put the last coat on the floor (and they look awsome by the way) my brother and I put the shutters on the front porch and started building the deck on back.The shutters are your standard black plastic that come wrapped in celophane with twice the screws and junk that anyman could use. We piled the stuff up in the trash cans as we unpackaged and mounted them. This morning I was on the way overthere to start back on the deck when my cellphone rang. The wife said the next door neighbor just called and we were 15 seconds from having our house burn to the ground. :crazy: . I said what the bleep are you talking about. Well the front porch is on the east side of the house. It's one of those that is 8 foot out and under roof for the entire length of the house. The hardwood man threw his trash in the can all week. We threw the cellophane and trash on top yesterday. When he left he put the can in front of the door to keep anybody from trying to come in and walking on the wet floors. Apparently the cellophane created some sort of magnifying effect on the stuff in the bottom of the can as the morning sun beat down on it and about 10:30 that sucker burst into flames right there on the front porch. oooh: By the grace of GOD at that moment the next door neighbor was loading his family up to go to church when his 8 year old daughter said "Daddy, is that trash can suppose to be on fire?" He ran over and kicked it off the porch and into the yard. It was melted down to nothing when I got there about 11. Can you believe there was no damage of any kind to the house? There was a little smut on the front door that wiped off with a baby wipe. I was cometely shocked when I got there. 9 months worth of blood, sweat and splinters almost burned to the ground. By the neigbors estimation 15 seconds later and the siding would have be on fire. I'm still just shocked at that close of a call that I would have never expected. So praise the Lord for next door neighbors.