Thank-you for your kind words, prayers & thoughts. This has certainly
been a 5 day ordeal that has taught us (JR & me), about disaster
preparedness. Many homes had only 10 mins. to evacuate. Luckily, my
little pocket of homes were told to be ready to evacuate...but we
never had to. Within 30 mins., we had prepared that which was most
dear to us. Of the 4500 miniature books, I collected a garbage bag
full (approx. 200), as well as a garbage bag full of my antique Teddy
bears. We packed 1 suitcase of clothing, flashlights, insurance
papers, Ham radio & water.
The fires came within 1/2 mile from 3 sides, leaving 1 back road for
escape. We were without power for several hours, no phones (except
cell) or TV.
This was the largest firestorm in California history.
Thanks again for your concern.