Thursday, May 29, 2008

Holy Smokes

There is an excellent chance we will be evacuated from our home tonight because the whole area is on fire.

Four hours ago it was a 5 acre fire that was on it's way to being contained.

Now it is a 200 acre fire that they say they are only hoping for the CHANCE to contain.

Pray for rain (about a zero percent chance of that).

Off to gather stuff (but what?!?).


Anonymous said...

Your computer!
Birth and SS cards
any quilts that are family heirlooms

Kira said...

OMG!!! Best of luck to you and yours. I'm sending you all my rain - and I have LOTS.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Good luck!! Hopefully it won't come your way, but if it does be sure to take your laptop... and some diapers for LK. Don't need him running around pooping while there's fire about! And water for the puppy....

Mrs. Schmitty said...

OMG! Please stay safe! I've started my rain dance!

Anonymous said...

Oh no - hope everything turns out ok. We went through this in California when I was pregnant with E. I remember running around the house trying to get things together - we took the computer hard drive, our photos, some personal keepsakes, a couple changes of clothes, the dogs and... my wedding dress.

When we left ashes were falling out of the sky and the light was strange from the smoke blocking the sun. A police car was driving through telling everyone they had to evacuate on a loud speaker. It was one of the most unsettling experiences I've ever had.

Multislacking Mama said...

Mr. Ashley
German Sheppard (ish her name Lily?)
Food & Water for Animals and Peoples

I hope you and the Closet Family stay safe and don't have to evac. I will be thinking about your family and I will check in to make sure that you are well.

We have had some crazy fockers set fires here in Oklahoma during our dry season (which has been always during the past few summers it seems). I've known several people who have lost everything. You and your peeps (and pets) are all that really matter.


Jamie P said...

OMG! That is super scary. Wishing you tons of rain and luck, Ash.

Stacy said...

Wow, yes, definitely - you will be in our thoughts!

Mitch said...

Yeah, chance of rain -- zippy. Just heard on the weather that its going to be 95 and 20% chance of rain for the next several day. And its not rainy season yet. Sorry for the weather report (I'm channeling AFRo). I am really hoping and praying you all are safe! I know you have family in the area -- but let me know if you need any help! (Seriously.)

~Gretchen~ said...

take the miracle spongebob balloon. oh, and maybe the kids

Anonymous said...

Holy Shit! I hope everything is ok now that it is morning!! How freaking scary!! One of my worst nightmares too. I wouldnt be able to sleep at all. Stay safe!!