We are all still safe, not very happy, but safe

This morning at 3:30 an 11th fire started just east of us. Then around 7:30 it jumped the main road in town and headed for us. I heard the people up the hill making noise like packing and ran out to the road when they came down. Although we had not received the 911 reverse call they had. It was time to go. I woke all the kids up and packed and went. There is only one road to the highway. It was slow going but we got out. Then one of the fires north of us that was east of the highway jumped back west (with the freeway in the middle). We followed the police car and drove THROUGH it. Probably 600 cars I am guessing. We are in a Motel 6 north of the fires. It is hot here. The kids are really stressed as are the animals (five dogs, one bird and two lizards). Ladybug had a little mini seizure, probably from all the stress and heat in the car.

Worst of all, looking back south and listening to the news….It doesn’t sound good. I am afraid we may have lost our house and all our belongings. I am scared to death.


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  1. Oh Vixen! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do from over here.

  2. Mar


    All joking aside, thoughts and prayers coming your way. Again, if there is anything I can do…

  3. Suzanne

    Holy Crap!

    My sister lives north of you… Let me know if you are without options.

  4. sumgirl

    shit shit shit … (can i say that?) so sorry to hear. i’ll go pray for forgiveness for my potty mouth and then pray for you guys some more. gah … hang in there.

  5. Glad you all are safe. Still thinking of you guys.
    How’s your blood sugar? Stress sets it off -so be careful and take care of yourself.

  6. Bos

    Hang in there Vixen.

  7. Praying isn’t something I spend a lot of time doing… today is going to be the exception! I hope and pray everything is safe. Stressful as it all is, it’s good to know your family (pets, et al) are together.

  8. Jane


    Let me know if there is anything you need.
    Praying for all of you out there.

  9. Jen

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you. We are seeing the images but now that there’s no way to even imagine what it is like.

  10. Vixen, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this. I can’t even imagine how scared you must be. It’s frightening to just watch it on the news thousands of miles away.

    Hugs to you!!!


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