Another post that will look like a mess - but that will be full of good news.
We're home. And everything is fine. It's just as we left it, only now we have a lovely hickory flavor. Honestly though, the smoke isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. We've got the air purifier running on high, so hopefully that will put a dent in it.
I don't mind telling you, it's eerie. Driving through the front gates of our apartment complex, it all looked so normal. We still have trees. There's hardly even any ash on our patio. Although I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune at first light. We drove home after dark, so couldn't see any of the surrounding area, which I imagine resembles a war zone. Word is that two buildings on the edge of our complex were completely destroyed.
I want to thank everyone for being so concerned about us, but I do want to single out Rosie and her hubby, GG, for taking us in this weekend. Everyone should have at least one awesome friend in their lives like Rosie. I don't know what we would have done this weekend without them. Well, yeah I do. We would have been alone in a hotel room somewhere slowly becoming unhinged.
Also, mad props to Lori - who was Little Miss Internet Diva. She found news about our apartment complex, and called to tell us the evacuation order had been lifted. Because of her we'll be sleeping in our own bed tonight, hell we know now we still have our bed!, and Rosie and GG have gotten their house back. Big sloppy kisses to you girlfriend!
Now to wade through my e-mail, and thank the Lord above for our good fortune.