Wednesday, January 07, 2009

View from my backyard


Gonna be a long night. Fire is a bit closer, winds are still strong and shifting around. Supposed to die down at 9 pm (it's about 6:30 right now) but we'll see. You know it's not a good sign when you can see your house on the helicopter footage on the news. Also not good when you can hear them flying right over your house as well as all the sirens. Fun.

Oh and came home to the fabulous news that my 90+ year old grandfather with Alzheimer's had a heart attack and was freaking out in the hospital because he has no idea what's going on. Oh and Lola got into an ancient container of TVP. Not sure how much if any was in there but this could add to the excitement.

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  1. Good lord, Elayne! What a night, and you had time to post to the blog?! That view out your window is very scary. Hope everything and everyone's better by morning--

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  2. And how is Lola this morning? Did they get the fire under control? Is it coming your way or going away from you? Scary, nonetheless.

    Amy

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  3. how scary! hope your night went okay!

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  4. Woah, you guys stay safe okay? Hope it doesn't come any closer...

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

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  5. The fire tripled in size overnight and came to within 1 1/2 miles of my house, still plenty far away that I never felt the need to prepare to evacuate but still a bit close for comfort with the winds blowing hard every which way.

    The fire is still not contained but I checked it out this morning and felt confident that my neighborhood was out of danger so I went to work. Sounds like they should have it contained by the end of the day as long as the winds don't pick up again. Phew.

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  6. That's a relief! The SJ paper this morning had a small blurb buried inside about 500 homes evacuated in Boulder, but it didn't mention how Strummer, Lola, and Cody were doing. ;-)

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  7. There were actually over 11,000 homes evacuated and many of those people are still evacuated until at least noon today, maybe longer.

    Imagine them not mentioning my gang, and we were all waving at the news helicopters on our walk this morning too.

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  8. Holy cow! That's a close call. Fingers crossed.

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  9. Hang in there!

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  10. Wow... That is one scary view. Glad everything turned out ok for you and your gang.

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