Thursday, May 29, 2008

Watching & Waiting

This is really crazy.

Several people we know have been evacuated, and we know others that have been helping out in the area.

One guy had loaded his horses into a trailer and was then told the fire jumped the street and he couldn't take the trailer with him, so he had to let the horses go.

We're watching people on the news scream at police officers about their pets being trapped inside and being forced to leave the property as flames creep down their driveway towards them.

We just saw a woman (who was clearly in complete shock) calmly tell an anchorwoman that her entire house was gone, and that they just had some important documents and nothing else, and that it is her 15th wedding anniversary.

It feels crazy to just be sitting here. Very hurricane-esque, the watching and waiting. Our family photos and videos are in one area, our important papers and homeowners docs have been gathered and put in that area, I guess we'd just pack up the kids and the pets, take Mr. Ashley's grandmother's art off of the walls, grab some laundry from the laundry couch, and a few important electronics and go.

I guess.

It's just too crazy. I'm going to put it in the "Couldn't happen to us" category and just keep hoping.

12 comments:

Tara said...

Huh? Fill me in. I'm a little lost.

I hope y'all are ok. Let us know.

Rebecca said...

I think you should go ahead and load everything in the car so that when/if you are evacuated, all you have to load up are the living people & animals.

Jacqueline said...

still keeping my fingers crossed for you... can you put some stuff in your car just in case? i sure hope they can get those fires out soon.

Shannie said...

Oh my god! Please be careful! I hope you guys, and everyone around you, are okay. Yikes. Keep us posted.

Mitch said...

Holy shit! I'm watching the news (I'm down in SW FL too, not far from where I think you are) and am scared for all of you guys! Damn, man. I just saw the family where the firefighters just forced the family to go and flames were literally just feet from their home. I pray that you and your fam are safe.

Tina said...

I'll be thinking of you!! Please keep us posted.

Tina

Kathy said...

Scary! Take care...

Judy said...

OMG! I hope you and your family are ok. That is so scary! Waiting anxiously for an update...

J said...

That is so scary. I hope you guys are okay!

jenn said...

How awful. We used to live right on the border of a national forest and I remember the horrible nausea that came with waiting, smelling the smoke, and watching the news for clues about where the fire was now. My heart is with you.

Monogram Momma said...

I hope you guys are at home and ok this morning.

I would go ahead and pack up a car. My oldest sister lives in Southern California where all those fires were last year and she said it was the scariest things going to bed at night and wondering and waiting if you were going to have to evacuate in the middle of the night.

I'm thinking about you guys! XOXO

Me said...

This one made me cry. I can't imagine watching all that go on so close around you.

They would have to shoot me before I would leave my cat though.

No.way.in.hell.