Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Silent Night (part 3)

That said, Monday was a waiting game, like being stuck in traffic behind a terrible accident. But a terrible accident involving a bus full of people you know. All you can do is sit and wait to hear if there are casualties, but you know that emergency services are having difficulty getting there because of all the backed-up traffic.

All of our information was coming through the radio and my wife’s phone...

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  1. Just got caught up on your blog and read all these entries. Sorry that your family had a bad time of it, but it sounds like at least the house wasn't burnt in the fire? I hope so. You wrote it up really well, which is a weird thing to say but I was really enthralled reading this & hoping that you guys were okay.

  2. Happy to read you and your family are safe and still with a house to call home.
    I lost my home in the 1993 Laguna Beach wildfire. We lost everything but ourselves. I drove us out with fire dropping on us like rain.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. So scary. I'm sorry you're going through all this.

  4. Definitely scary when hospitals are being evacuated.

  5. It's amazing how childlike teens get in an emergency. And, of course, the shopping wasn't done because who expects not to be able to go to the store? At least it makes for a good story--in retrospect. (At the time, I'm sure, it was more of a nightmare.)