Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Fires

So so scary. They're nowhere near us out here in the desert, but they've pretty much surrounded my parents and little brother and his family in Bonita and my brother and his family in Carlsbad. Everyone's fine, and today it seems the threats near them are decreasing a bit, but so scary nonetheless. Byron and Kim were on voluntary evacuation as of a couple of days ago but they didn't decide to leave, instead they took the kids to Disneyland for the day to get out of the smoke and have some fun. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Neighborhoods near my parent's house were evacuated, and my mom and Kirk were sure to pack their car with all the important stuff, but luckily were never forced to leave. They've both been home from work and my mom found out that her boss's house in Rancho Bernardo burned down. So sad. Where do you even start after something like that?! Today things seem to be looking a lot better in the Southbay, I think the winds took the Harris fire in a different direction-- away from Bonita where my folks are. Sigh.

It's just so weird how one city can be going to work and school and carrying on like normal, while just miles away people are watching their homes burn to the ground. So so sad. Guess I just needed to post something about it. I sure hope everyone (and your families) are ok.

10 comments:

Lacy said...
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Lacy said...

i talked to Kaddiz's husband Stephen. They just moved to Boston from Fallbrook. He has no idea if their old house is still there.
There is still big trouble to come.
Joe

Rebecca said...

Glad to hear everyone in your family is okay--it's crazy. Kind of makes you grateful for the things you really love

Karri said...

I got your blog from Kjerstin, just wanted to tell you I just posted a pic of Kjerstin on my blog if you want a face. Don't kill me Kjerstin!

Kjerstin said...

I'm so glad your family is okay, that has got to be incredibly scary not knowing what is going to happen.

As for Karri's post, I just have one thing to say: I'm normally not that shiny (all the makeup I put on was a little too sparkly, but it was fun), but I am normally that pale (it's not just a winter thing, it's a Swedish thing--thus the "j" in my name!!). :)

Mancuso Family said...

Luckily my family is fine also. Now I know how my parents feel when they hear a hurricane is coming our way. I've been recording the late night news to watch it the next morning, it is scary how quickily the fires were moving. My heart goes out to everyone who lost their home. Seraphina

Kym said...

Liliie, I've been thinking about you & your family. I was glued to the TV on Monday like it was 9/11 all over again. so sad like you said. I'm REALLY glad everyone is okay!

Kodi said...

So scary. I heard about this in Hawaii and immediately thought yikes. . . now I really need to get all my emergency preparedness gear in order!

adria said...

I'm so glad you're all ok. It sounds very worrisome.