Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tonight for the first time in my life I am involuntarily not sleeping in my own bed. We've been evacuated. This has been quite a day. The fire came in from the east and it was a real nail-biter for a while, but then they beat it back and I thought that was going to be the end of it. But then it jumped a fire line and is now creeping back towards our house from the north and west. It's coming in very slowly, and the fire fighters have been doing an amazing job of saving structures, so we have every reason to believe the house will be OK. But we don't know. It's tense, but things could be a whole lot worse. There's very little wind. We had plenty of time to prepare, so we managed to get a lot of stuff into our cars. We're together, uninjured, and we have a place to sleep (and shower!) Thanks to everyone who offered help and lodging. I'll write more about this tomorrow, but right now I am beat.