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Friday, October 26, 2007

Fires Update

Just wanted to let everyone know that my Mom and her house are safe. She was able to get in yesterday but not able to stay since there is no power.

It was a very close escape though. The fire burnt to within four feet of her house on one side and up to the pool on the other. The house had no damage except for minimal ash on the inside. I think my Mom was saved by prompt attention from firefighters as well as the wildfire prevention that was built in to all of the houses in her neighborhood. That allowed mainly the brush to burn without seriously affecting the houses.

PHEW!

My mom said to thank everyone for the psychic anti-fire dance they've been doing for her - she thinks it worked! :) She feels VERY lucky to have her house undamaged.

Thanks to everyone who expressed their concern. I really appreciate knowing that other people out there care!

And now I'm going to bed because I came down with an awful cold in the middle of all of this - stress much?? ;)

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14 Comments:

Blogger teabird said...

Oh, Stephanie! I'm so relieved -

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm so happy to here that her house is ok, and that she is safe.

I hope you feel better soon!

6:44 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Wonderful news! I'm so glad your mom is OK. Hope you're feeling better, too!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Scoutj said...

Oh this is SUCH great news!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Jo-Anne said...

That is great news. I am very happy for her, and you.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

I am so glad to hear the good news! But I think she needs to continue being careful. Wish her the very best. Take care.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

So glad to hear the great news - I've been wondering about your mom since the last post. Now, you get to bed and feel better soon. :)

9:04 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Wow, that was really close! I'm glad she and her home are ok.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Yikes - that's really close! I am so glad that she and her house are ok.

12:51 PM  
Blogger RoxyKnits said...

Glad your mom is ok and hope you're feeling better soon. I know all about feeling poorly recently.....

1:09 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Whew!

6:25 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

I'm so behind in my blog reading..I'm sorry for the scare and glad it came out fine. It just remind me of my time in SD Oct. '03 it was so scary hard to see it was happening again!

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Oh wow, I'm glad it all worked out!! Except for the possibly stress induced cold.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

OH thats great!

4:57 PM  

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