Sunday, June 15, 2008
Whew. It's been a long couple of days here in Bonny Doon. I don't even know how much I want to blog about. This picture is what the sky looked like off of my deck about 1 hour into the Martin Fire that started Wednesday, June 11th. Over the next 2 hours the sky darkened intensely with smoke- a picture that will be forever in my head.
The fire started just after 3 p.m. By 5 p.m. most of my neighbors had voluntarily evacuated. A few of us stayed around until 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning when the sheriff came knocking on doors telling us we had to go.
Fast forward a few days- Joe is home from NC to help, we are back home with the kitties, and are working our way through putting things back in order. Since I didn't pack much- there's not much of that to do. This is one emotional rollercoaster
This is one of those events that I'll chalk up to life experience. Thanks to Bonny Doon Fire Department, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the numerous volunteers. You did an amazing job!!!! My heart goes out to the folks that were not as fortunate as me.
Thanks to everyone for the positive thoughts and love sent our way. I can't tell you how much it meant to me. Although Joe (DH) was not here at first, I certainly was not alone.