Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Encroaching Witch... time for a cold beer

Geoff came to our family evacuation center. I was happy to see him and the kids felt better having their daddy here.
The rest of the story: We checked the fire map and confirmed that the fire is making a strong push westward and around to some particularly direct access canyons, so what do you think? Yup, he's on his way back to Garage Mahal. Something to do with not wanting to disconnect the hard-drives unless it is absolutely mandatory.

Dear God, please don't let my husband be on the evening news.

Pretty much reaching a point of surrealism. Fire is worse than ever, and all I can think about is how badly I need to start exercising and wondering whether the Lego bricks really will be okay under the wet towels in the bath-tubs... And I can't quite fully accept that this is far from over. The initial rush and anxiety has subsided and my brain keeps proposing a return to normalcy... Let's go home. Time to clean-up. Are we there yet?

San Diego Unified School District closed schools until Monday... we suppose it will be the same in our district... I wish I could show you the barely contained elation on Alex's face!


Janece said...

I haven't been able to pull myself away from the updates and Google map outlines of fires, evacuation areas and so on.

I'm praying for Geoff and his safety. And for a soon return to Garage Mahal.

I'm with you tonight, Natalie.

Helen said...

screw the hard drives!!

jess said...

It's hard to know what to say. All you guys out there have been in my prayers. I heard the winds will die soon, I hope it brings you relief. I hope you are able to stay optomistic and that all will be well for you.