I have to take a few minutes to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who supported me and my family last week. The fires in San Diego County were some of the worst in US history! Happily, thankfully and very gratefully I can say that my family are all safe and well. They were surrounded by fires and were involved in "ready status" for evacuation for several days. My Mom (79) lives by herself and was calm, cool and collected as she prepared herself and belongings for evacuation. She had some neighbors who checked in on her from time to time as did my local family memebers and myself. My closest family lives about 15 minutes from her and they prepared themselves as well. It was so scary for me being here not seeing for myself what was going on there! But, we had several plans in place so we could keep track of our family members. I think my biggest comfort was my DEAR friend Anne offered to do whatever she could to be there to help my Mom... and her cat! It meant the world to me to know she was just minutes away... thanks honey... love you for that more than you will ever know! My Mom said that the air quality was bad but when the Santa Ana winds died down and the moisture returned to the air it was a lot better.
We will continue to pray for those who are still threatened, for those who lost their lives, homes, businesses, for those who are safe, for all the firefighter's, their families, the police and military who serve to protect us and for the media who did their best to keep us all informed!