Monday, November 17, 2008

More fires

For the last few days, California has been on fire...again!  This time it hit much closer to home.  Our old neighborhood was evacuated along with many of our dear friends.  We are still waiting to hear from everyone, but so far our best friends homes' were left intact. We have heard about a few other families that we knew through school or sports activities that have lost their homes.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in California right now.  We miss you all and hope and pray that everyone is safe.

This is one of the things I do not miss about California.  The Santa Ana winds are just horrible and can bring hot hurricane force with them.  Our neighborhood was beautiful, up on a hill away from the city but with that beauty we were surrounded by brush.  The light of one single match could mean mass devastation to all.  Apparently, this is what happened this past weekend.  Someone was careless or maybe even spiteful and now 50 apartments are gone as well as over 30 homes, the homes of our neighbors.  

I am so sad about the destruction I cannot even begin to explain.  I just pray and hope that the loss of these buildings did not include the loss of life.